Tech bosses limit their kids’ time on smartphones: why shouldn’t we? | Jean Twenge

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Parents fret about harmful content, but reducing device use to 90 minutes a day would be good for mental health

We’ve all seen it – teenagers glued to their phones, not even glancing up when their parents talk to them; kids immersed in tablets at airports; young friends around restaurant tables staring at their phones instead of each other.

As children and young people spend an increasing amount of time with screens – more than six hours a day according to one US survey – parents have begun to wonder if spending this much time with screens is safe.

Related: Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Smartphone owners of all ages should be thinking about how to use their devices safely – meaning for a few hours a day, not for most of it

Related: Apple investors call for action over iPhone ‘addiction’ among children

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