We tag, recommend, up-vote, like and live-stream every part of our lives. And teenagers are doing it more than anybody. Problem is, all that screen time is making them miserable.
According to a new study conducted on 1 million teenagers in the U.S. over the course of 25 years, the more teens increased overall screen time, social media engagement and time spent on their smartphones, the more their happiness, self-esteem and quality of life declined. Participants’ psychological wellbeing was affected by both changes in screen time and time spent engaging in non-virtual situations.