Mental illness and suicide in children and adolescents linked to smartphones

Neurological, psychological, and developmental harms are well established by myriad scientific studies


From a post by Caryn Lipson in Frontline News:

A new book by NYU social psychologist Jonathan Haidt may confirm what many parents have already deduced and may be eye-opening to others — the harmful effects of smartphones on children and youth. His book, "The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness," is ‘downright alarming’ according to John Sundholm writing for Your Tango. Haidt says that smartphones, social media, and helicopter parenting have altered childhood for Gen-Z and Gen-Alpha, resulting in greater mental illness, social ineptness, and declining academic achievement.

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