About 1990 I attended a lecture by an Apache mystic named Oh Shinnah. Much of what she said was great; much was obviously fabricated. But relative to this question she said, "Our teenagers are slipping through the gaps in time." I thought she was spot on.
Is it any worse now than when I was young? Undoubtedly. There was no drug culture back then and it was even unusual for kids to drink booze. These days both are commonplace and, again apropos to your question, they boast about it on YouTube and social media.
Perhaps the two biggest problems modern kids face are sex and marriage.
They see por n sites on the Internet, they run into explicit sex on TV and at the movies, and they think, "Well, why not?" And that's hard to explain because they don't have the maturity or the experience to understand why not.
And marriage? We used to look for somebody to share our lives with. Now divorce is running close to 50% and far too many marriages don't last through the first year.
So, yes, Virginia: I think today's kids, in spite of their apparent advantages, have far too many pitfalls to negotiate, and it's so easy to take a misstep.