A New Type of Dementia Plagues America. Why Kids Need Boredom: Boredom strengthens problem-solving skills ...

A major health epidemic, digital dementia occurs when one part of the brain is overstimulated and another part of the brain is understimulated. When we mindlessly use digital devices, the frontal lobe, which is responsible for higher-level executive functions, gets little, if any, use. ... The United States isn’t just struggling with demographic decline; it’s also wrestling with the unholy trinity of spiritual, psychological, and intellectual decline.
Boredom is the bedrock on which children and teenagers create their own ideas. ... Excessive digital entertainment often deprives kids of this boredom, hindering imagination. ... Just as entertainment dulls problem-solving, research shows it reduces teenagers’ ability to demonstrate resilience when faced with challenging scenarios.