Growing Up Wired: A Connected Generation

“Growing Up Wired: A Connected Generation” explores the increasing pressures facing young people and the impact of technology and social media on their everyday lives.

Click on the interactive media experience above to learn more about anxiety and technology, hear about the experience from children with different anxieties and how their parents manage the pressures their children face.

Generation Z (those born between 1995-2007) has been reported to be 17 percent more anxious than previous generations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In “Growing Up Wired,” doctors, experts, and educators from across New England weigh in on some of the factors that may be at play. Teenagers with a history of anxiety along with their parents share the challenges they’ve faced and the solutions they’ve found.

If you missed “Growing Up Wired: A Connected Generation” on NBC10 Boston, you can watch it on Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. on necn and on Sunday, June 3 at 6 p.m. on Telemundo Boston.


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