6/18/19 UPDATE – NOTE NEW DATE. This meeting will be held on June 26 rather than June 19, due to the Juneteenth holiday.
This week we turn to the topic of the effects of smart phones on young people. We have two articles. The first one makes large claims about the negative effects of smart phones, especially for mental health. The second is, in part, a critique of that view.
- Jean M. Twenge, The Atlantic: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
- Lisa Guernsey, Slate: Don’t Take Away Your Teen’s Phone
(If you have time to read just one article, make it the second one –Guernsey touches on the first article’s main points, so you’ll get the gist.)
Remember to register for the reading club meeting and join us at 11:00 on Friday!