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City Visions: The Dangerous Downside of Technology for Teens

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February 26, 2018: Is there a dangerous downside to growing up with smartphones and social media? Today's teens are glued to their phones and virtually connected to each other like never before. So why are rates of teen depression and loneliness skyrocketing? Will our kids grow up better able to pick the right emoji over the right facial expression?

Guests:  

Sue Porter, PhD, Dean of Students at The Bay School of San Francisco  

Jean Twenge, PhD, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and author of iGen: Why Today's Super Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

Colby Zintl, Vice President of External Affairs at Common Sense

 

Produced by Anne Harper and Jennifer Rewick