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Teens who spend more than five hours a day on electronic devices are at greater risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, finds research in Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers analyzed data from two nationally representative surveys of U.S. teens in grades eight through 12. Among the more than 500,000 young people surveyed, the researchers found that 48 percent of teens who spent five or more hours per day with computers, tablets or smartphones reported at least one suicide-related thought. In comparison, 28 percent of teens who spent only one hour per day with these devices reported such thoughts. More screen time also correlated with more symptoms of depression. (Monitor on Psychology)

Teens who spend more time on screens are more likely to experience depression and suicidal thoughts.

Susie Bean Gives