For parents, family and friends, it may seem the only way to reach a teenager these days is through the screen of their smartphone.

But teens are afraid of more than just looking up from the screen. They have anxiety and stress about school and their parents’ expectations of them.

We talked with a dozen teenagers and asked them straight out: What scares you? What stresses you out? Do you feel pressure to perform?

We asked. They answered. So we compiled their answers into videos about their fears, stresses and the pressure they get to perform.

Check them out.