Tween and Teen Smartphone Overuse Can Be Dangerous, Symposium Highlights

Tween and Teen Smartphone Overuse Can Be Dangerous, Symposium Highlights

If a parent has any doubt that smartphones are harmful to tweens and teens, psychologist Jean Twenge, PhD, put that fantasy to rest as she spoke recently at Montclair State University in New Jersey about a world of adolescents alone with their phones. Related: Loneliness and Other Digital Addiction Symptoms Are Seen in Students In a talk Saturday, April 14, 2018, given to a mostly female, midlife crowd of about 100, Dr. Twenge raised the alarm about sharp shifts she's seen in data on teen behaviors and emotional states, including the sudden skyrocketing of teen depression and suicide that began...

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