‘Social media has poisoned us’: young Britons on why they are unhappy

Source: The Guardian

BY  and 

From student debt to loneliness, young people in Britain share their reasons for why the happiness of 16 to 25-year-olds is so low

Fans using smartphones at a concert
 Young people have said social media is one of the reasons they’re so unhappy. Photograph: WIN-Initiative/Getty Images

Research says that young Britons are unhappy and lack confidence in themselves and their future. But what are the reasons for this?

According to the Prince’s Trust the results from its UK Youth Index shows that three out of five regularly feel stressed about jobs and money, with half saying they experienced a mental health problems, and that the figures should “ring alarm bells”.

Respondents to a Guardian callout said their enormous student debt and the prospect of not being able to own a home were some of the reasons for their generation’s unhappiness. Here are some other suggestions from young people across Britain.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.