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Smartphones are making Teenagers Unhappy

Discussion in 'General Struggles' started by Giacinta, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Giacinta

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    When Jean Twenge saw a spike in teen mental health issues between 2011 and 2015, she wanted to find out why. The spike, she explains, was sudden, with major depressive episodes among teens increasing by 50 percent within those few years. “It was the start of a journey in what changed in teens’ lives,” she says.

    With more examination, Twenge recognized that the rise of the smartphone among teenagers coincided with the rise of teens’ feelings of uselessness, as well as with the fall of their satisfaction and happiness.

    Smartphones and social media linked to increase in teen depression
     
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    This is outrageous. The job of making teenagers unhappy should be for their parents.
     
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    I believe it.
     
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    But first, in order for someone to be effected by the wrong stuff in the media, a person has to have the wrong values . . . like being popular with selfish people.
     
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    I added my thoughts to this conversation with my own thread that can be found right here.

    I agree. Smartphones probably ARE making the youth unhappy; at least the ones without appropriate boundaries. And it's even trickling down to the even younger ones too. It's very sad, really.
     
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    :doh::doh::doh::doh::doh: Throw those things down and go outside. Let little boys play in the mud and get good and dirty and let them learn about life from God's beautiful creation.
    Put a fishing pole in their hands instead of a cellphone.
     
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