The National Digest

Study: Teen Tech Time Not to Blame For Poor Mental Health

Parents: There’s good news and bad news about those hours your kids spend online.

A new study suggests the time teens invest on their phones does not necessarily have an adverse affect on their mental health.

“It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens’ mental health and start figuring out ways to best support them in both their offline and online lives,” co-author Candice Odgers, a professor at the University of California, Irvine and Duke University, said in a statement.

Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 adolescents, then tracked a subsample of nearly 400 North Carolina public school students aged 10 to 15.

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