Young people today are growing up in a digital world, and the hours they spend on their smartphones every day has many parents worried. But how justified are the concerns?
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Fears than being hooked on social media is creating a generation of depressed and anxious teenagers have been overstated, according to a study which found it has a "trivial" effect on life satisfaction.
Ministers and parent groups have raised the alarm about excessive time spent on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
But University of Oxford researchers found little evidence to support it making heavy users less content.
But here’s how to find out: Scientists need to ask better questions — and big tech needs to help.