When my 13 year old sister texted me a link to a Buzzfeed article detailing a Paris victim's experience inside the Bataclan theater, I was shocked.
I like to think of my sister as a little girl who is insulated from the horrors of the real world. But she's growing up, and growing up in a world where she has instant access to the world's news online, often beginning on Instagram and Twitter.
I interviewed a few eighth graders using the medium they are most comfortable with: text message. I removed names and each of their parents consented. Below are excerpts from our conversations.