According to Research…
Teens Have Fewer Friends, But They’re Less Lonely Than Ever Before
From the article:
Much has been written in recent years about how personal electronics and social networking services seem to be isolating us more and more from each other. American adults are lonelier than they used to be, and there’s research to suggest that social media use is correlated with feelings of disconnection and dissatisfaction.
Yet among teens — arguably the most tech-saturated demographic — feelings of loneliness actually appear to be decreasing…
So what really suffers with all this connectedness? Maybe a true sense of friendship? Personally I don’t think this article tells the whole story.
Another point brought up is that due to cultural change / with more economic opportunities is that parents are placing less emphasis on raising obedient children. Uh, that’s not good.