Social + Emotional Impact

The more they connect, the less they connect

 
 
 

LONELINESS

A telling sociological study shows that loneliness is rising at an alarming rate in our society.

SELF WORTH

Image management is a full time job for most teens, and can have a devastating impact on self-worth.  Essena O’Neill, an Australian model and Instagram phenomenon, recently exposed her online life to be “a living paradox of conditional love and constant self-hate.

90% OF TEENS

who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it.

PHUBBING

Phubbing – the practice of snubbing others in favor of our mobile phones – has led to a decline in quality of relationships for kids, teens, and adults alike.

11 YEARS OLD

is the average age of first pornography exposure, with 88% of scenes in mainstream pornography portraying a man being violent towards a woman.

PARENT ATTUNEMENT

The rise of unpredictable parenting, governed by the beeps of smartphones, offers children a world where parents are present physically, yet missing emotional cues and opportunities to respond, which are critical for human learning and character development. 

 
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Our children are growing up immersed in a culture where it is cool to be cruel, where media influences encourage it and social networking facilitates it.
— Catherine Steiner Adair, The Big Disconnect