According to this Social Psychologist, Social Media is Giving Children Anxiety

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Award winning social psychologist Jonathan Haidt talks about how social media is giving children anxiety and ruining the next generation of children.

Jonathan Haidt is an American social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University. He is also the author of several social psychology books, including the release of his third book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.

Jonathan Haidt & Joe Rogan discuss why social media is giving children anxiety.

In The Coddling of the American Mind, (which you can get it for free on Audible) Haidt examines the meteoric rise of problems that are occurring on college campuses across the United States. His research taps into the rise of fearful parenting and the decline of unsupervised play dates which has lead to a fear-based, device driven demographic searching for self worth.

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Most importantly, Haidt’s book examines the new world of social media and how it has engulfed teenagers in the past decade. He goes on to explain in his book that the results from his research reveals that social media is giving children anxiety and depression. And, as much as we don’t want to hear it – we’re the ones to blame for it.

In an interview with Joe Rogan, the award winning social psychologist dives into just how social media is giving children anxiety and how its contributing to the rise of depression in teenagers today. Haidt goes on to explain it’s also a reason why approximately 35% of college students struggle with mental health issues.

If you have young athletes living in your home, you need to watch this clip. As we have said before, the devices that your children carry in their hands is the biggest reason why children waste so much time throughout the day. Social Media is not beneficial for your child’s development because not only does it eat up the time that should use to practice new skills, it also is a direct reason for their psychological problems as well.

Do you agree with Jonathan Haidt in saying that social media is giving children anxiety? Let us know what you think about his findings in the comments below.