Have Smartphones Destroy A Generation

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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? “We didn’t have a choice to know any life without iPads or iPhones. I think we like our phones more than we like actual people,” (Paragraph 2). The upcoming growing generation Mrs. Twenge discovers that they are growing up with a smartphone within arm’s reach. She talks to this little girl she calls Athena and asks her if she goes to the mall with her friends alone. Athena tells her no, that when she goes to the mall with her friends its always with her mom and brothers, but they stay a little behind. She says that she had to check in every 30 minutes with her mom and let her know what they are doing. As Mrs. Twenge is talking to Athena she starts to find out how teens today communicate. She finds out that snapchat is one way they communicate and according to Athena it’s also another great way to blackmail someone to. Jean M. Twenge paints a frightening picture of how smartphones are destroying the upcoming generation. The generation growing up in today’s society behavior has changed since the day smartphones have come into play. Mrs. Twenge has come up with a name, iGen, for the generation growing up with smartphones. “The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from nature if their social interactions to their mental health,” (Paragraph 9). For teens, it doesn’t matter what type of background they have, when you see a cell phone tower you are guaranteed there is teenagers who have a

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