Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? ◇ ~5,000 words ◇ 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.
Once, she [Athena, a 13-year-old] told me, she was hanging out with a friend who was texting her boyfriend. “I was trying to talk to her about my family, and what was going on, and she was like, ‘Uh-huh, yeah, whatever.’ So I took her phone out of her hands and I threw it at my wall.”
Jean M. Twenge ※ The Atlantic ※ theatlantic.com ※ September 2017 issue