This Isn't Therapy... it’s the episode about the common fear of missing out, otherwise known as FOMO. In this episode, Jake and Simon talk about FOMO through the lens of the group chat: Getting kicked out of them, being left out of the formation of a new one, or not being invited into them at all. They talk about how a certain app popular with teens is making this issue even more complicated and discuss the dangers of needing to be constantly online, tapped in, and worried about missing something. Plus, stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out who spills the coffee all over the couch. 🥴

Article discussed: Navigating childhood friendship in a digital world by Cheryl Murfin

Further reading: Why Teens Say Location Sharing is the Greatest And The Worst by Julie Jargon

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