Good News for Lonely Teens: How Software Engineers Are Using Gamification to Eliminate Loneliness


Good News for Lonely Teens: How Software Engineers Are Using Gamification to Eliminate LonelinessTeenagers and loneliness are two things that go together more and more often these days. Digital media and the oversaturation of smartphones and high speed Internet connections have helped foster increasingly isolated lifestyles for teenagers. Many software developers and engineers are working on apps that are designed to penetrate the sphere of isolation that teenagers encase themselves in. Red Rock Canyon School’s residential treatment center is able to help teenagers face their issues and overcome them. If you are a parent that is interested in finding out more about our program, please give us a call today at 866-452-8121.

How Apps Can Help Teenagers Overcome Loneliness

1Mind is an app in development for smartphones that allows people to connect with others in their area based on a compatibility test. 1Mind isn’t a dating service. Their intent is to help people connect with others based on similar interests to forge real and meaningful relationships. Young people especially are so used to existing almost solely on the Internet, and apps like 1Mind are useful in helping people avoid excessive isolation and overcome loneliness issues.

For those teenagers who struggle to connect with others and find friends that they can get along with, apps like 1Mind can be a very positive tool. Times of adolescence are typically awkward for teenagers, and there are a significant number of adolescents who are almost entirely unable to connect with those around them. Apps like 1Mind are here to help bridge the gap that these types of students experience. Teenagers who struggle to connect with others often isolate themselves, thinking that no one understands them. These tools exist to get through to students facing problems like these.


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