Are Smartphones Harming Teenagers?

The spread of smartphones has come with increasing rates of depression in teenagers. Psychologists are debating whether too much time online and looking at screens is causing rising rates of obesity, depression and even suicide, or whether these problems are - for some reason - affecting all of society including teenagers.

(Photo: Teenager using smart phone in bed. Credit: Getty Images)

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Sat 2 Sep 2017 11:06 GMT
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Dr. Jean Twenge - Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University

Amy Orben - College Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at The Queen's College, Oxford University

Tanya Goodin - Founder of the digital detox consultancy Time to Log Off, and author of 'Off'

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