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These middle school students have a warning about teens and social media

Added 05-16-22 06:07:02am EST - “A group of Texas middle-schoolers won NPR's 4th-annual Student Podcast Challenge, and learned a lesson about fake news and the limits of "talking digitally."” - Npr.org

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The NPR Student Podcast Challenge middle school winners Wesley Helmer, Kit Atteberry, Harrison McDonald and Blake Turkey at Williams Middle School in Rockwall, Texas. Cooper Neill for NPR hide caption

The NPR Student Podcast Challenge middle school winners Wesley Helmer, Kit Atteberry, Harrison McDonald and Blake Turkey at Williams Middle School in Rockwall, Texas.

The town of Rockwall, Texas, has a few claims to fame: Bonafide Betties Pie Company, where "thick pies save lives"; the mega-sized Lakepointe Church; and Lake Ray Hubbard, which is lovely until the wet, Texas heat makes a shoreline stroll feel like a plod through hot butter.

Now add to that list: Rockwall is home to the middle-school winners of NPR's fourth-annual Student Podcast Challenge.

Their entry, The Worlds We Create, is a funny and sneakily thoughtful exploration of what it means that so many teens today are "talking digitally," instead of face-to-face. It was one of two winning entries (the high school winner is here) chosen by our judges from among more than 2,000 student podcasts from around the country.

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