Parents Blaming Phones: Why?
Here’s why parents blame everything on phones: There are many reasons why parents might blame things on phones. They might be looking for a scapegoat for problems or mistakenly assuming that correlation equals causation. In a non-zero number of cases, the blame might actually be warranted, and the parents are correctly identifying a problem. So if you want to learn all about why parents hold phones responsible for a lot of problems, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading! Do Parents Blame Everything on Phones? (4 Things) Let’s clarify a few things. It would probably be unfair to say that all parents always blame everything on phones. That’s an extreme statement, and it’s not the point that we’re trying to discuss today. It might not even be fair to say that any parents blame phones for everything. We also probably shouldn’t say that all parents blame phones for some things. It’s easy to imagine that there are parents out there who don’t blame phones for anything. With all of that clarification in mind, we can explore an idea. Sometimes, there are parents who blame things on phones, and that blame may or may not be merited. That’s what I want to dig into with you today. With that in mind, I’m going to cover some of the most common things that get blamed on phones. I’m going to avoid going too hard in any direction as to whether or not phones actually cause these problems. The true, scientific answer is that it’s all very complicated, and reducing a situation to either it is or isn’t the phone’s fault is going to be reductive. #1 Mental Health Problems One of the most common things you are likely to hear in this vein of thought is that phones are causing mental health problems. You may have heard that there is a mental health crisis. Kids and teenagers are facing unprecedented levels of