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“The results could not be clearer: teens who spend more time on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time on non-screen activities are more likely to be happy. There’s not a single exception: All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all non-screen activities are linked to more happiness.” (LESS PHONE = MORE HAPPY)

Teen depression and digital media use increased in lockstep. Internet use, social media use, and smartphone ownership rose as depression rose.

Teens are physically safer than ever, yet they are more mentally vulnerable.

As teens spend less time with their friends in person and more time on their phone, their life satisfaction has dropped with astonishing speed.

12th graders in 2015 are going out less often than 8th graders did as recently as 2009.

In the late 1970s the clear majority of teens read a book or magazine nearly every day, but by 2015 only 16% did.


(Not to mention 5G concerns and children’s health)

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