The Anxious Generation

Argues that the Gen-Z mental health crisis is caused by the rise of smart phones and social media in 2010 and beyond.

Smart phones mean that both children and adults are not fully present, even when they are not on their phone because they are thinking about their phone.

Proposed solutions:

  1. No smart phones before high school, dumb phones might be employed earlier
  2. No social media before 16
  3. Phone free schools
  4. More unsupervised play and childhood independence