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Teen users of Instagram are increasingly switching to business accounts to get better metrics about their posts. These accounts show how many times posts have been viewed, at what times their posts are being viewed, who likes their posts and how many likes and views they’re getting.  Sounds great, but according to Facebook, which owns Instaram, business account holders are required to make their email and phone number available to the public.  When a teen is involved that’s a problem.

Alex Meron-McCann from the cyber security firm McAfee, warns of serious consequences for teens who share personal information by using business account.  Alex is especially concerned about sexual predators contacting kids through these accounts.

Data Scientist David Stier tells us that millions of teenagers have switched to business accounts; he also emphasized that if a 13-year-old develops a business account their contact information is available to over a billion people. A Facebook spokesperson explains that their set up process warns users that their contact information will be available to the public if they switch to a business account. Is this feature enough to keep a generation of young people safe?  Given fair warning, is Facebook responsible if someone blows through warning and misuses their platform?

First things first.  In writing this article I tried to keep the important spoilers to a minimum, but if you don’t even want the slightest idea of what happened in Season 3 of Stranger Things, PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER! Thank you!

As if the world of the Upside Down and the evil scientists of Hawkins Lab weren’t enough, Stranger Things Season 3 manages to kick it up yet another notch. 

In this season we are faced with a new threat from the biggest villains of the 1980’s, the Russians.  We are also introduced to new love interests for Steve (sort of) and Dustin who together, remain a dynamic duo throughout season 3.   Although we’ve been devastated in the past by the deaths of beloved innocent characters such as Barb and Bob, this current season manages to stretch our heartstrings further than ever before.

This season is a bit of coming of age season as all the characters (and the actors who portray them in real life) are getting older and experiencing things they never had before.  In previous seasons, much of the conflict came from external causes that the team had to band together to defeat.  In this season you’ll see what them at odds with each other while trying to navigate the initial entrance into the dating world.  Mike and Elevens romance will start a split between the group which will only get worse once they break up.  Max actually breaks up with Lucas at the same time and this causes Eleven and Max to become best friends. 

Honestly this season was heavily centered on romance, dating, and love.  Dustin, who just comes back from camp to begin the season, claims to have a girlfriend named Suzy but no one believes him after a failed attempt to contact her.  Spoiler alert, she is real, and she eventually plays a crucial role in the season.  Steve, who’s been working at Scoops Ahoy with our newest character Robin, is constantly striking out every time he makes an attempt to woe a woman.  Throughout the season and due to various conversations with Dustin, Steve eventually realizes that he actual has strong feelings for Robin.  After the 2 get close, Steve eventually professes his interest in Robin, which leads to an unexpected response from Robin.

Also, the chemistry between Hopper and Joyce continues through this season and manages to survive multiple pitfalls.  It’s obvious that Hopper has loved Joyce since they were young kids in Hawkins.  Joyce however, is still reeling off of the loss of Bob and has become scared of leaving herself vulnerable to heartbreak.  Hopper has a difficult time with this all season as he is at the same time learning how to parent a teenage girl who is anything but cooperative. 

Matter of fact the only character throughout the show to not have any type of romantic interest or storyline is Will Byers.  Then again, will should probably be in a psych ward and traumatized beyond repair after the things he’s experienced.  Nevertheless, he finds himself in the middle of everything again as he still holds a connection between the Upside Down and reality.  Although this season was so concentrated on love stories, it still manages to pack a punch of intrigue, action, mystery and excitement.  It may very well be the best season

            Teen life is difficult and stressful. Many new responsibilities come as a part of this awkward transition from childhood to adulthood. Social relations are often competitive; girls and guys often face similar yet different cultural stresses and challenges. Experiencing one’s first romantic feelings while struggling with bullying or academic challenges is hard.; a lot of teens go through these kinds of struggles. Here’s a list of ten great movies about this painful and yet incredible process of moving from childhood to adulthood.

1. Heathers

https://youtu.be/u0UnR6yOrk4

Heathers is a dark comedy film that describes high school drama and tragedy. Veronica is a popular high school girl who is friends with a group of three wealthy, beautiful and popular girls named “Heather.” Her friendship with the girls sweeps her away into a world of cruel popularity struggles and bullying. The film describes the crazy and violent power struggles of students at an Ohio high school.

2. A Cinderella Story

Hillary Duff falls in love with an anonymous guy over email, she later discovers he might be one of the most popular boys in her school. 

3. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Sierra is an intelligent yet awkward girl who makes an alliance with a cheerleader named Veronica. Veronica helps Sierra by giving her number to a sensitive jock named Jamey; Sierra helps Veronica by tutoring her to help impress a college guy she likes.

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

This film is about the great struggles of Lara Jean Covey, a Korean American high school student who faces great challenges when her private love letters are sent to the boys she likes.

5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah meet for the first time. This charming story shows love at first sight that leads to an all-night chase around New York City looking for the elusive band where’s Fluffy.

6. Boyhood

Boyhood is an incredible film which documents the coming of age process of Mason from childhood to college. This film was created through a complex 12-year process focusing on everyday happenings instead of dramatic life-changing moments.

7. Blue is the Warmest Color

A French film about a lesbian teenage girl who tries to love men but develops a powerful relationship with a blue haired girl. The film explores the challenges of finding one’s identity and of experiencing young love.

8. Wet Hot American Summer

A film about consolers on the last day of camp in 1981. The film explores several bizarre characters and examines their strange habits.

9. The Edge of Seventeen

A coming of age film about Hailee Steinfeld playing Nadine, a teenager with social difficulties and a conflict-ridden family life.

10. The Spectacular Now

https://youtu.be/ftMP_rEIIXE

A film which follows Sutter Keely, the most popular dude in his high school who is planning to party it up through senior year. He is dumped by his girlfriend and later falls in love with a new girl after getting wasted.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!