Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic


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Jasu Hu O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was…
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Beklemmend artikel (uit 2017) over #iGen: de generatie die opgroeide met de iPhone: minder buiten, minder afspraakjes, minder contacten, minder sex, meer achter het scherm en veel depressiever. https://t.co/5EvojHEKk4 (via medianieuwsbrief van @ejpfauth en @AlexanderNL)

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april 2018 by brewbart
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. via Pocket
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march 2018 by wai2k
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas.
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february 2018 by nildram
O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was…
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february 2018 by richirvine
, I don't know if you've linked to this, but it's fairly impressive how long this piece has shown up in the "most popular" list for Atlantic articles, so it must have struck a chord:
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february 2018 by trumwill
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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february 2018 by thx1138
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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january 2018 by friolz
And a nice reminder of what all this tech is doing to society.
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january 2018 by planetearthjason
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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january 2018 by mjb
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. Added December 26, 2017 at 01:54PM
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december 2017 by np
Wow, this is really telling, and I don't think it's limited to teens:
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december 2017 by rwstauner
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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december 2017 by jacobraleigh
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. via Pocket
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december 2017 by allanmcdougall
"More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis."
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december 2017 by marco.tiemann
only about 56% of high-school seniors in 2015 went out on dates; for Boomers and Gen Xers: 85%
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december 2017 by david.nguyen
Teens, in turn, seem to be content with this homebody arrangement—not because they’re so studious, but because their social life is lived on their phone. They don’t need to leave home to spend time with their friends.

Facebook acknowledged that the document was real, but denied that it offers “tools to target people based on their emotional state.”
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november 2017 by jberkel
O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was…
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november 2017 by mrmanner
"Millennials ... are a highly individualistic generation, but individualism had been increasing since the Baby Boomers turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. I had grown accustomed to line graphs of trends that looked like modest hills and valleys. Then I began studying [the current teen] generation. Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. The gentle slopes of the line graphs became steep mountains and sheer cliffs, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the Millennial generation began to disappear. In all my analyses of generational data—some reaching back to the 1930s—I had never seen anything like it.

"...the trends persisted, across several years and a series of national surveys. ... What happened in 2012? ... it was exactly the moment when the proportion of Americans who owned a smartphone surpassed 50 percent.

"... a generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of social media. I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are growing up with smartphones, have an Instagram account before they start high school, and do not remember a time before the internet.

"The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. ... More comfortable in their bedrooms than in a car or at a party, today’s teens are physically safer than teens have ever been. They’re markedly less likely to get into a car accident and, having less of a taste for alcohol than their predecessors, are less susceptible to drinking’s attendant ills. Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones. ... There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy.

"There’s not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness. ... Teens’ feelings of loneliness spiked in 2013 and have remained high since. ... As teens have started spending less time together, they have become less likely to kill one another, and more likely to kill themselves. In 2011, for the first time in 24 years, the teen suicide rate was higher than the teen homicide rate. ... Boys’ depressive symptoms increased by 21 percent from 2012 to 2015, while girls’ increased by 50 percent—more than twice as much. The rise in suicide, too, is more pronounced among girls. Although the rate increased for both sexes, three times as many 12-to-14-year-old girls killed themselves in 2015 as in 2007, compared with twice as many boys.

"he correlations between depression and smartphone use are strong enough to suggest that more parents should be telling their kids to put down their phone.
"Prying the phone out of our kids’ hands will be difficult, even more so than the quixotic efforts of my parents’ generation to get their kids to turn off MTV and get some fresh air."
genealogy  technology  iPhone  smartphone  sleep  depression  psychology  screen-time  devices  cellular 
november 2017 by Tonti
research on the kids and phones subject - adverse effects
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november 2017 by emmacarlson
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. via Pocket
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november 2017 by myankelovich
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas.
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november 2017 by driptray
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
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november 2017 by sherenejose
O ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was…
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november 2017 by aapostol
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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october 2017 by soobrosa
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
october 2017 by jokela
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
october 2017 by kamloopshoops
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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october 2017 by myflatworld
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october 2017 by ono
Even when a seismic event—a war, a technological leap, a free concert in the mud—plays an outsize role in shaping a group of young people, no single factor ever defines a generation. Parenting styles continue to change, as do school curricula and culture, and these things matter. But the twin rise of the smartphone and social media has caused an earthquake of a magnitude we’ve not seen in a very long time, if ever. There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy.
october 2017 by jatrimar
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - Striking indictment of social media & teen addictive use of tech. Yikes.
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october 2017 by tjweir
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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october 2017 by lsrgt
Troubling... but if you don't get your kid a device, are they just as unhappy because they're even more left out?
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october 2017 by ajohnson1200
There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy.

(This article has been adapted from Jean M. Twenge's forthcoming book, iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood—and What That Means for the Rest of Us.)
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october 2017 by pgslr
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic
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