02 Feb Growth of Screen Addiction in Teens: Getting your teen off the couch and out in the “real” world
So you really need to talk to your teen about a pressing family issue. And they promise to be right with you—as soon as they change their Facebook status, answer their DMs, Facetime for a few with their BF and perhaps even their BFF, and check out the latest YouTube video from their fave social media star.
Does it sometimes seem that your teen spends more and more time in front of a computer screen—and less time behind a book, at the dinner table, or in front of you and your family?
Well chances are, they aren’t any happier about it than you are. A San Diego University study indicates that teen-agers who spend an excessive amount of time glued to their phone or computer screens are substantially less happy than those who lead a more balanced life.
With teens spending nine hours a day using media, it is little wonder that screen addiction in teens is such a prevalent concern among today’s parents.