Teens Smartphone Risk

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Patient Care | 0 comments

Teens Smartphone Risk

Study Ties Sudden And Large Drop In Teen Happiness With Smartphone Proliferation.

The Washington Post (1/22, Bahrampour) reports researchers have tied “a sudden and large drop in adolescents’ happiness with the proliferation of smartphones and finding that the more hours a day teens spend in front of screens, the less satisfied they are.” Their report, called “Decreases in Psychological Well-Being Among American Adolescents After 2012 and Links to Screen Time During the Rise of Smartphone Technology,” was published online Jan. 22 in the journal Emotion. In arriving at their conclusions, the study authors analyzed data from “a large national survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders conducted annually by the University of Michigan.” HealthDay (1/22, Preidt) also covers the study.

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