Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

by Jean M. Twenge. The Atlantic, Sept 2017.

This article explores the iGeneration, statistics on the use of smart phones, and how it impacts young peoples' personal priorities.


data on cell phone and social media use; youth independence; youth depression; family and relationships

Best For

anyone who interacts with teenagers



Suggested Uses

  • Spark discussion among youth volunteers by reading and considering generational differences.
  • Consider the perspective of young people by reading and understanding their lifestyles.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

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