The Parent Trap Analysis

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2. In The Parent Trap: How Teens Lost the Ability to Socialize, Clive Thompson argues the reason that teenagers don’t socialize isn’t the fault of social media or themselves. Rather, it’s the fault of the parents. Teenagers want to socialize and interact with other people in person, one on one and away from adults. However, compared to previous generations, parents restrict much of this leisure times with friends due to the fear that media has brought about upon the dangers of youth alone and numbers of superpredators. Municipalities also established anti-loitering laws and fewer public spaces. Heavy scheduling after school also resulted, after the increase of college competition. As a solution, teenagers are moving all the social interactions

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