My child is now 21. She has had her own cell phone since 6th grade. She has used social media since about 5th grade as the forms have evolved. She and her friends from high school had social issues, including some bullying over social media, but it is normal and should be expected. I hate to say it, but nothing has really changed over the generations. The only difference is their technology is different and we may not always understand it. My daughter's friend group mostly all graduated from good universities, and now have good jobs - often due to the technology they know so well. A few like my daughter are completing advanced degrees and will then get jobs. My daughter is completing her masters in education, and much of what she has been taught about teaching is ways to get students to use their cell phones, ipads, etc. in the classroom. Her generation is transitioning into adulthood just fine. There are some who graduated in her class who are not doing well in life, but it has nothing to do with technology. I see the same trends in my practice. Parents are upset by their kids using technology and not interacting socially, but the kids are fine living in this new world.