Generation Z: Anxiety and Smartphone Crisis

This news points to the impact of Smartphones on Generation Z’s mental health, describing it as a crisis. It highlights how the constant connectivity and engagement with social media platforms have reshaped adolescent’s lives, leading to increased rates of anxiety, depression, and self-harm.

While some skeptics attribute these changes to other factors, the article emphasizes the correlation between the rise of smartphone use and worsening mental health outcomes. The effects are particularly pronounced among girls, who face intense social comparison and pressure on platforms like Instagram.

But while I agree that the 21st century is off to a bad start, the timing does not support the argument that gen Z is anxious and depressed because of rising national or global threats.

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