Why Teens Don’t Party Any More

“People party because they’re bored — they want something to do. Now we have Netflix — you can watch series nonstop. There’s so many things to do on the web.”

In 1987, high school students spent six hours a week partying. By 2016, that number had dropped to just two hours a week.

WIRED examines why teenagers don’t party any more and finds it’s a symptom of a larger shift in which teenagers spend significantly less time doing anything with each other these days.

The reason? They spend all their time staring at phone screens.