From: Newsweek

How Much Time Should Teenagers Spend Online?

As technology evolves and our lives become increasingly digital, deciding how much teenagers should spend online is a difficult problem for any concerned parent.

While much has been said about the potential detrimental effects of spending too much time on the internet, a new study has found that teens who spend time online are better at coping with stress.

The research, published in Clinical Psychological Science, studied 200 adolescents aged 13-17 living in low socioeconomic settings.

The participants were given iPhones to use as they would their own phones. They were asked to report the hours they used their devices, as well as any stressors, and their emotions at least five times a day for a week.

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