Social + Emotional Impact
The more they connect, the less they connect
A telling sociological study shows that loneliness is rising at an alarming rate in our society.
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 – 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.
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.