Study: Today’s Teens Are More Depressed, More Isolated, Less Social
A new study published today explores the lives of ‘Generation Z’ – teens born after 1995 – and their disinterest with many of the thrills teens typically seek. Less teens are interested in exploring the worlds of alcohol, partying, sex, driving, and dating. This may not sound all that bad to some parents, but it is important to note that this seems to depict a disinterest with life in general, especially considering teens today are more at risk to suicide than ever before.
The article, found here, linked the over use of social media and smart phones with the change. Experts see a connection between depression, anxiety, and children who use smartphones/social media accounts more than two hours per day.
What are your thoughts – do you limit your children’s screen time? Have you noticed the symptoms mentioned above?
For a more in-depth look at how smart phones affect us, check out this video: