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Where's My Phone? What Parents Need to Know about Social Media and Screen Time

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Social Media and Screen Time for youth.

Social Media and Screen time a growing challenge.

Teens spend a lot of time in front of screens. But too much media use can interfere with getting enough exercise, doing homework, being with friends, and spending time with family. It also can contribute to obesity, attention and learning problems, and sleep problems.

New research suggests habitually checking social media can alter the brain chemistry of adolescents. According to a recent study published JAMA Pediatrics, students who checked social media more regularly displayed greater neural sensitivity in certain parts of their brains, making their brains more sensitive to social consequences over time.

Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing by Emily Weinstein, Carrie James


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