Elodie Musungayi (left) and Nathalie Valero

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How social media affects the ways two Tulsa teenagers get their news

  • Robby Korth
  • Kateleigh Mills

StateImpact is on a listening tour with Oklahoma’s youth. And we’ve brought along our microphones.

Nathalie Valero and Elodie Musungayi are Tulsa teenagers who spoke about how social media is amplifying youth voices and how it impacts mental health for them and their peers.

“Because of platforms like Tik-Tok and like Instagram, people are talking a lot more,” Musungayi said. “It allows people who are younger to get their voices out.”

Listen below to hear more.

This conversation was produced with support from the Education Writers Association.

The mission of the Education Writers Association is to strengthen the community of education writers and improve the quality of education coverage to better inform the public.