Are smartphones destroying this generation’s mental health?
Smartphones can be found everywhere in today’s society. According to a study conducted by Jean M. Twenge, “a 2017 survey of more than 5,000 American teens found that three out of four owned an iPhone.” The smartphone era is creating several changes in behaviors and attitudes when comparing generations. Reliability on multiple applications for talking/texting, dating, and driving is changing the way this generation functions in society. This study also shows, with less social interaction and more dependence on mobile technology, adolescents are more likely to feel lonely and less likely to hang out with friends.