High-Tech, Social Media Destroying Teen Mental Health

In 2018, Dr. Jonathan Haidt and his colleague Greg Lukianoff explained in their work, “The Coddling of The American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure,” why young people became “snowflakes” who believe they are entitled to get through life without their feelings being hurt.

That book argued that parents and university administrators created a safety bubble, one that “interferes with young people’s social emotional and intellectual development.”

The result has been that many college graduates are fragile, anxious, easily hurt,a and are not prepared to face the real world where the playing field is not necessarily level or fair.

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