What Makes Teens Unhappy? Their Phones.


Based on survey data from over one million middle and high school students in the U.S., this study claims that increased screen time coincides with decreased levels of happiness in youth. The authors explain that their work cannot demonstrate causation, but advise that "the key to digital media use and happiness is limited use."

See also: Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

Dr. Michael Ungar also weighs in.


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