Is there a connnection between Gen-Z anxiety and smartphones/social media? Why is it a hot topic in education right now? Largely because of the NYT best-seller "The Anxious Generation" which investigates this question on both sides of the Atlantic.

Please note that the book's arguments are not solely about smartphones and social media. The back of the book contains an "action plan", and the dedicated web site features a "Thought Starter for Educators" with a set of talking points for discussion.

The Debate
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📌"The Anxious Generation"–Jonathan Haidt's Book
📌Candace Odgers' Response in "Nature" magazine
📌Jonathan Haidt responds to Candace Odgers
📌Jean Twenge responds to Candace Odgers
📌Guardian article: "The Anxious Generation wants to save teens. But the bestseller’s anti-tech logic is skewed."
🔊"The Story"–Times podcast: 'Rewilding' the smartphone generation: one school's story
📌VOA "Learning English" site: US Educators Increasingly Urge Total Phone Bans in Schools
📌Columbia Journalism Review:Is Social Media Harming Teens? Yes and No.