Teen Depression is on the Rise: Are Smartphones to Blame?
As technology keeps evolving, each generation of parents has had to deal with problems that their parents or grandparents could have never dreamt! First, it was TV, then it was video games rotting the brain, and now smartphones. What will come next? Who knows?! And it seems like with each new technology the effect is differentâ€¦ and often worse.
Take Generation Z for example, the generation after Millennials. The generation that grew up with iPads and smartphonesâ€”they’ve never known life without being constantly connected! And that’s created a HUGE leap in characteristic changes from their parents and grandparents. They’ve become the generation that’s not interested in independence; they already have so much independence online, and that’s become good enough for them. But there’s one other change today’s teens are suffering from: depression.