iGEN-DR. JEAN TWENGE
Dr. Jean Twenge is a best selling author and Local San Diego SDSU professor. She named iGen and wrote the iGen book which is the generation born approximately from 1995-2012. Her analysis of data drawn from over 11 million respondents over multiple decades discovered some alarming findings. She is also working with Apple investors to pressure them to keep kids safer.
iPhones have been correlated to cause iGen the following:
Less Social Activism
Growing up Slower
Driving much later
Hang out less with friends
Not sleeping enough
Living with their parents as adults
Having difficulties socially and emotionally
Decreased strength and enduracne
Intolerant of new ideas
More Self harm
Addicted to Social Media
Not working as teens
Difficulties adjusting to college
Difficulties in the work place
You can find all these statistics and research in her book iGen.
At a recent presentation at the Local Middle School, Dr. Twenge told an audience of kids and parents that she was planning on letting her kids have a phone in 9th grade. The average age a child receives a phone is currently 10.
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