13 April 2018

For kids, more screen-time means less happiness.

For kids, more screen-time means less happiness. That is the key finding of a survey evaluating over a million US high school children. The data indicate that youths who spend a lot of time on their cellphones and computers tend to be less happy than their peers who spend more time on face-to-face social interactions, sports and other off-screen activities. Beyond an hour of screen time per day, unhappiness steadily increases. Lead researcher Jean M. Twenge recommends "no more than two hours a day on digital media".


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