Research shows negative impact of screentime on teenagers is overstated

An article published by the ABC explains that a recently released study from the UK finds that the negative impacts of screentime on the mental health and well being of teenagers is overstated. The researchers found that impacts of digital technology on the mental health of adolescents was miniscule compared to other factors, despite screentime often being blamed in the mainstream media for having a negative psychological effect.

You can read the ABC’s article here:https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-01-18/screen-time-and-psychological-wellbeing-in-adolescents/10723726

And the study which was published in the Nature Human Behaviour journal is available here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0506-1