Snapchat, Smartphones and the Closing of the Teenage Mind
Listen to the Aug. 4, 2017, episode of the Trumpet Daily Radio Show.
Teens are zoning out of the world and zeroing in on their smart phones. That’s the subject of Jean Twenge’s latest piece for the Atlantic titled “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” She noted that while teenagers are engaging in less risky behavior like drugs, sex and crime, the rate of depression and suicide are still climbing. “There’s not a single exception. All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness,” she wrote. On today’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show, we discuss the root cause of this troubling trend and explain God’s solution to the problem.