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(KJZZ Tempe)   N.S. Sherlock University professor finds that smartphone-addicted teenagers have less real social interaction, and don't do the fun things teens in the past did   ( kjzz.org) divider line
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2017-09-23 03:20:00 PM  
UFIA?
 
2017-09-23 05:12:18 PM  
We needed a university professor to tell us that?
 
2017-09-23 05:34:43 PM  
Having unprotected sex?
 
2017-09-23 06:02:29 PM  
There might be a beneficial side effect in that it could lower the pregnancy rate.

Oh, who am I kidding? We all know they're using them for "dating" apps.

/expect more Anthony Weiner's in the future
 
2017-09-23 06:03:48 PM  
follow up study re that negro music and getting the f off my lawn anticipated next spring.

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2017-09-23 06:59:46 PM  
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2017-09-23 07:03:27 PM  
I think this is the 3,947th time we've had this thread.
 
2017-09-23 07:03:56 PM  
All of these things seem to me to also be symptoms of Simply prolonging childhood well into the onset of adulthood. I don't think, from what I read, that these things were directly related to the use of social media. Instead, she's no name Trends over time.

So, maybe a big part of the problem here, if you don't just let kids grow up.

Well, I mean, not my kids, you are perfect. I mean of course we follow them closely at school, and when they go to university I'll be sure to be there for the first few days in case they have trouble with their professors. I mean after all, we are not Savages.
 
2017-09-23 07:09:43 PM  

fusillade762: I think this is the 3,947th time we've had this thread.


Did kids back in the day have threads?
 
2017-09-23 07:15:14 PM  
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2017-09-23 07:21:25 PM  

UsikFark: fusillade762: I think this is the 3,947th time we've had this thread.

Did kids back in the day have threads?


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2017-09-23 07:27:48 PM  
I'm not sure the evidence supports her conculsion.

Article says:
they found high school seniors today are less likely to have their driver's license, work during the school year, go out without their parents, to date or have sex, and to drink alcohol.

Concludes:
...and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

Because getting wasted and knocked up in high school would better prepare them?  Kids today are also a lot less likely to own a watch, that doesn't mean they can't keep time.  It means technology has made a watch obsolete.  High school seniors don't have the same level of need for vehicles that their parents did.  They have a complex system of computers armed with real-time tracking and route optimizing software that directs a fleet of drivers to their location, on demand, and deals with payment wirelessly and electronically.

Avoiding the cost (both time and money) associated with owning/maintaining a car is a very adult like decision.

I can't honestly see how getting drunk in high school or dating/having sex would make people more prepared for adulthood....though I suppose everyone's definition is different.

But yeah, this is just another 'OMG THE KIDS TODAY SUCK, NOT LIKE KIDS OF MY DAY' article that's been going on since the dawn of time.
 
2017-09-23 07:33:32 PM  

fusillade762: UsikFark: fusillade762: I think this is the 3,947th time we've had this thread.

Did kids back in the day have threads?

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Indeed we did.


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2017-09-23 07:33:36 PM  

chawco: All of these things seem to me to also be symptoms of Simply prolonging childhood well into the onset of adulthood. I don't think, from what I read, that these things were directly related to the use of social media. Instead, she's no name Trends over time.

So, maybe a big part of the problem here, if you don't just let kids grow up.

Well, I mean, not my kids, you are perfect. I mean of course we follow them closely at school, and when they go to university I'll be sure to be there for the first few days in case they have trouble with their professors. I mean after all, we are not Savages.


It would be society at large that doesn't let teens grow up. We call the police if they loiter around. We have curfews for people under the age of 18. People with just a diploma get stuck in a McJob, since manufacturing is dissapearing faster and faster. Less money going around with the ever increasing gap between rich and poor, so with what money can they exerience something greater than 20 miles from home more than 3 times a year?

Couple that with helicopter parents and shiatty blog writers yelling at clouds, what is there to grow up into? They have no money to experience life,  anyone older than 18 is mocked for working McJobs, and some crotchety STEM major simultaneously expects everyone to be an expert at server infrastructure, top athlete, and car mechanic.

Maybe if adults stopped acting like children and opened their eyes to the fact that it is 2017 and not 1985, they could re-evaluate their lawn-to-kid ratio.
 
2017-09-23 07:39:57 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: chawco: All of these things seem to me to also be symptoms of Simply prolonging childhood well into the onset of adulthood. I don't think, from what I read, that these things were directly related to the use of social media. Instead, she's no name Trends over time.

So, maybe a big part of the problem here, if you don't just let kids grow up.

Well, I mean, not my kids, you are perfect. I mean of course we follow them closely at school, and when they go to university I'll be sure to be there for the first few days in case they have trouble with their professors. I mean after all, we are not Savages.

It would be society at large that doesn't let teens grow up. We call the police if they loiter around. We have curfews for people under the age of 18. People with just a diploma get stuck in a McJob, since manufacturing is dissapearing faster and faster. Less money going around with the ever increasing gap between rich and poor, so with what money can they exerience something greater than 20 miles from home more than 3 times a year?

Couple that with helicopter parents and shiatty blog writers yelling at clouds, what is there to grow up into? They have no money to experience life,  anyone older than 18 is mocked for working McJobs, and some crotchety STEM major simultaneously expects everyone to be an expert at server infrastructure, top athlete, and car mechanic.

Maybe if adults stopped acting like children and opened their eyes to the fact that it is 2017 and not 1985, they could re-evaluate their lawn-to-kid ratio.


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2017-09-23 08:01:51 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I'm not sure the evidence supports her conculsion.

Article says:
they found high school seniors today are less likely to have their driver's license, work during the school year, go out without their parents, to date or have sex, and to drink alcohol.

Concludes:
...and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

Because getting wasted and knocked up in high school would better prepare them?  Kids today are also a lot less likely to own a watch, that doesn't mean they can't keep time.  It means technology has made a watch obsolete.  High school seniors don't have the same level of need for vehicles that their parents did.  They have a complex system of computers armed with real-time tracking and route optimizing software that directs a fleet of drivers to their location, on demand, and deals with payment wirelessly and electronically.

Avoiding the cost (both time and money) associated with owning/maintaining a car is a very adult like decision.

I can't honestly see how getting drunk in high school or dating/having sex would make people more prepared for adulthood....though I suppose everyone's definition is different.

But yeah, this is just another 'OMG THE KIDS TODAY SUCK, NOT LIKE KIDS OF MY DAY' article that's been going on since the dawn of time.


They are totally unprepared for Adult life because mommy and daddy are constantly there making all their decisions for them and solving all their problems. They don't have jobs, so they don't have any experience with how much coworkers suck.
Both my parents had jobs as I grew up. I was left to my own devices, went out without mommy or daddy, had jobs.
I learned stuff by failing or dealing with situations on my own.
If you deprive children of those opportunities, you've raised a useless human being.
 
2017-09-23 08:08:57 PM  
I don't think that addiction means the same thing to you and me subby.
 
2017-09-23 08:23:14 PM  
I remember drugs.

Vaguely.
 
2017-09-23 08:23:49 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: They are totally unprepared for Adult life because mommy and daddy are constantly there making all their decisions for them and solving all their problems. They don't have jobs, so they don't have any experience with how much coworkers suck.


Why do people generalize entire generations like that?
 
2017-09-23 08:41:24 PM  

fusillade762: I think this is the 3,947th time we've had this thread.


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2017-09-23 09:01:15 PM  
I feel bad they are always being watched and don't have sense of fixing their own problems
 
2017-09-23 09:11:57 PM  
FTFA:  "And they found high school seniors today are less likely to have their driver's license, work during the school year, go out without their parents, to date or have sex, and to drink alcohol. And this holds true across demographics like social class and region."

When GenX and Millennials were teenagers, the bolded elements would be considered evidence that the Millennium was truly at hand.  The italics would have made social conservatives feel tingly inside.  And, of course, our parents were never, every worried when we went out to parties and dates.
 
2017-09-23 10:04:33 PM  
Twenge (verb): Shakespearean form of whinge.
Whinde (verb): British form of "whining".
 
2017-09-23 10:28:55 PM  

Mugato: Herr Flick's Revenge: They are totally unprepared for Adult life because mommy and daddy are constantly there making all their decisions for them and solving all their problems. They don't have jobs, so they don't have any experience with how much coworkers suck.

Why do people generalize entire generations like that?


Article says:
they found high school seniors today are less likely to have their driver's license, work during the school year, go out without their parents

Because of what the article is flat out stating.
 
2017-09-23 10:39:29 PM  
A neighbor of mine is divorced, so her twin daughters were staying withe their father this year, for reasons. Their father lives in BFE Oregon. The other day I was talking to her, asking how they were holding up being out in a rural part of the US. She stated just fine, but she made sure they were both on birth control before they left. So just going out on a limb, maybe we shouldn't be pushing BC on kids, maybe we should be pushing smart phones on them.
 
2017-09-23 10:50:01 PM  
If kids did the things we did, they'd be arrested, and a not-insignificant number would be charged with domestic terrorism.  Can't hardly blame them for avoiding that.
 
2017-09-24 12:29:54 AM  

GodComplex: A neighbor of mine is divorced, so her twin daughters were staying withe their father this year, for reasons. Their father lives in BFE Oregon. The other day I was talking to her, asking how they were holding up being out in a rural part of the US. She stated just fine, but she made sure they were both on birth control before they left. So just going out on a limb, maybe we shouldn't be pushing BC on kids, maybe we should be pushing smart phones on them.


Once we invent the holodeck crèche, they'll never do anything we disapprove of again.

It's like all those future utopias in Sci-fi, who wants to live in those perfect places ?
 
2017-09-24 12:32:39 AM  

FightDirector: If kids did the things we did, they'd be arrested, and a not-insignificant number would be charged with domestic terrorism.  Can't hardly blame them for avoiding that.


This. I remember MULTIPLE times we had class suspended for a bomb threat. We'd all file out to the parking lot, and the janitor would poke around the junior high until they gave an all clear.

I think they once caught a kid making the call from the payphone outside the principal's office. Not sure what happened but today I'm pretty sure he would go to Gitmo, and it would be national news.
 
2017-09-24 01:17:55 AM  
Because they don't count the phone usage as social interaction. Study is biased.
 
2017-09-24 04:25:05 AM  
KJZZ? Now there's a name with spunk.
 
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