Before Smartphones Ruined Teenagers, it Was Video Games! And TV! And Elvis!

Smartphones may be behind “skyrocketing” rates of teen depression and suicide, psychologist Jean M. Twenge argues in a terrifying new Atlantic essay (“Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?” adapted from her forthcoming book, iGen). Phones have “changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives,” she says; the effects are intensely isolating and juvenilizing,…

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