The emergence, advancements and easy accessibility of smartphone technology have made it quite hard to think of the days before their existence. It is no doubt therefore that smartphone has changed people's lives in the 21st century (Milius 22). It enables people from across the globe to connect instantly beside other numerous benefits that people have been able to access due to this advanced technology device. However, Jean Twenge’s article in the Atlantic warned that the expansion of smartphone and social media technologies had introduced dramatic changes that did not characterize previous generation. She goes ahead to allude that this technological development is putting the iGen at a higher risk of the worst mental health crisis.
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Today, the Millennial’s and Generation Z folks are becoming dissociated from their peers as they are raised and integrated into the daunting virtual world. With puberty being a time of embarrassing change and exponential growth in intellectual aptitude, adolescents are now hindered by the ever-present virtual world that Facebookoffers, result... ... middle of paper ... ... Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families.” Clinical Report-The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families. N.p., 28 Mar. 2011. Web.
This is the same for other social media sites as well. Face to Face communication used to be the most popular form of communication between people. Now it has turned to virtual chatting such as Skype and FaceTime. People say that they do not have time for meeting someone to talk so they just use the things that are at their fingertips via the internet. Teens that used to hang out outside of school have now turned to these sites to talk and hang out “virtually.” Could you imagine growing up... ... middle of paper ... ...g our society and has greater effect on teens.