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.