Glad your move went well, Tommy. You make some good points.
Those young people, as are many of their parents, are likely somewhere out there lurking behind a screen of some kind...
According to recent Barna data, Gen Z shows signs of self-awareness concerning these negative tendencies. More than half of teens and young adults ages 13–21 years-old (53%) say they put off or procrastinate doing homework or other things because of technology. They also blame technology for feeling more distracted (50%) and less productive (36%), for wasting a lot of time (54%) and for shortening their attention span (30%).
Soooo.... what was intended as a tool has become a toy. But the bigger question is: how do you get people of any age motivated and engaged with things (Christ and his Kingdom, for example) which they are not very interested in at the present.