One of the last years most popular articles is about the future generation, called iGen, or generation Z. The article compiles data on today’s always connected teens and their screen time.
You can, among other things, read that psychologically speaking, the iGen is more vulnerable than the Millennials were. Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. But the author, Jean M. Twenge, mentions that it’s necessarily not the screen time that causes unhappiness; it’s possible that unhappy teens spend more time online.
Worries for the future generation is nothing new.
We, the older generation, have been worrying for future generations in all years. Thousands of years ago Socrates was worried that the next generation would mess up.
The article is interesting no matter what position you have in the discussion and will make you think, even if you are not a parent.
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