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Impact of smartphones on teens

Jean M. Twenge, writing in The Atlantic sounds a dire warning to parents. It's worth a read. She says that there's "compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are... making them seriously unhappy. "

Seriously unhappy? Coming from a researcher that must mean a lot.

"The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, " she says. She refers to changes in their social interactions, and also, their mental health.

Twenge is also the author of a study study cited here.

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