“The allure of independence, so powerful to previous generations, holds less sway over today’s teens, who are less likely to leave the house without their parents. The shift is stunning: 12th-graders in 2015 were going out less often than eighth-graders did as recently as 2009.”
It looks like shrinking attention spans may be the least of the problems smartphones have caused for the post-Millennial generation.
The Atlantic offers a fascinating look at how smartphones impacted a generation of teenagers — they’ve become much safer physically and more damaged mentally.
It points out today’s teens spend less time hanging out with friends, dating, drinking, working, and having sex than previous generations but are more likely to be depressed and less likely to get enough sleep.