Thursday, August 30, 2018

UUAWOL index - Does screen time hamper spiritual growth?

Percentage of teens who say they spend too much time on their cellphones = 54%

Is this a spiritual problem?

Yes. 49% of girls and 35% of boys report that they feel anxious without their cell phones. This has been related to FOMO which is the "fear of missing out."

The ego protests its lack of strokes.

Inability to connect to inner spiritual resources is evident.

The saddest thing about these findings is that parents have the same problem which they have passed on to their children. This spiritual poverty is not just a condition of teens but their parents as well.

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At UUAWOL ministries we encourage covenanting to affirm and promote our seven principles the third of which is acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. Screen time and cell phones not only does little to foster the practice of this principle, they interfere. Limit the screen time and cell phone use to no more than two hours per day.

1 comment:

  1. Should our religious ed programs bring up the concern of cell phone use and its crippling of the growing spirituality of our young people?


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