If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the last few months, you’ve probably noticed article upon article about the rise of teen anxiety, depression and suicide. It was just last year that suicide moved up to the second-leading cause of death among US teens.
The question everyone is wondering is why?
Experts are speculating, and most of their theories have one “device” in common: the smartphone.
I can’t say I disagree. In fact, I see 3 ingredients catalyzing this unprecedented increase in teen anxiety and depression, and all flow from that device young people carry around in their pocket.
I just finished posting a brand new article on TheSource4Parents.com, not only with these three ingredients, but a few proven practices that can counter these precarious influences.
Jonathan McKee is the author of the brand new book to young people, The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices, devoting several chapters exploring selfies, LIKES, posting pictures, and discovering our true identity