Studious teens find out that doing their homework on YouTube can make them go viral

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When 18-year-old Jade Bowler first turned to YouTube for studying advice two years ago, the best tips she could find told her to get hold of “aesthetic highlighters,” and to light a candle for her study space. Turns out that advice wasn’t actually so helpful. 

Two years on, Jade’s combining A Level revision with her vlogging side gig. She’s part of a community of teen study vloggers imparting advice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of their peers. 

In many of the videos, teens film themselves just sitting and studying in silence. In others, they speak directly to the camera about their routines, hopes, dreams, worries, and rejections. These videos don’t just dispense useful tips and tricks for getting the most out of study time; they also provide a community for studious, academically minded teens who feel isolated and in a minority at school.  Read more…

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