Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies

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And for a little mic drop science on the whole "kids and screens" thing, this research study found little evidence for substantial negative associations between digital-screen engagement—measured throughout the day or particularly before bedtime—and adolescent well-being.

The study found little substantive statistically significant and negative associations between digital-screen engagement and well-being in adolescents. [...] This is in line with results from previous research showing that the association between digital-technology use and well-being often falls below or near this threshold. We argue that these effects are therefore too small to merit substantial scientific discussion.

I have to say, "too small to merit substantial scientific discussion" is a pretty sick burn.


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