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PUT THAT PHONE AWAY—NOW

In recent years, rates of depression among 14- to 17-year-olds in America have increased significantly

When I talk to parents about my research on teens and technology, their questions often boil down to this: Is it bad for my teen to be spending so much time on electronic devices? Recently, several analyses have said that the research on this front is a mess or that there is no connection to mental health. Don’t believe them.

In fact, four large studies of teens from the U.S. and U.K. all show the

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