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How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

A whole generation of children and adolescents is growing up with constant presence of smart phones and Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, calls these young people (born between 1995 and 2012) “iGen.”

“She says members of this generation are physically safer than those who came before them. They drink less, they learn to drive later and they’re holding off on having sex. But psychologically, she argues, they are far more vulnerable.”

“It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental health crisis in decades,” she writes in a story in The Atlantic, adapted from her forthcoming book. And she says it’s largely because of smartphones.”

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