'#Being13' special starts a conversation on social media

CNN goes inside the secret life of teens
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  • CNN special starts a conversation on social media
  • Anchors and celebrities shared photos of themselves at 13

(CNN)Celebrities, parents and others on social media reacted in a big way to CNN's special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens," hosted by Anderson Cooper on Monday night.

The special tackled how social media was affecting the lives of young teens on a daily basis.
Before and during the show, CNN anchors and contributors shared photos of themselves at 13, and celebrities from Cher to Chris Pratt shared their own photos.
During the special, the hashtag #Being13 trended worldwide as Twitter took part in the conversation. Some shared what they learned from the special.
Others were just disturbed by what they saw.
As Twitter user Bianca Aguilar put it, it's not the phones that teens are addicted to, but the access and exposure they provide.
Join the conversation by tweeting and following the hashtag #Being13.