In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Eric Geiger are joined by Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and author of the book iGen. During their conversation, they discuss how social media, smartphones, and the internet are changing the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later.
“iGen is the first generation to live their entire adolescence with smartphones.”
“Teens who spend more time online and on social media are less happy and more likely to be depressed.”
“In 2012, the percentage of Americans with a smartphone crossed 50%.”
“The average age in America to get a smartphone is now 10 years old.”
“There are two worries when it comes to the media your kids view. One is content and the other is access and time.”
iGen by Jean Twenge