Technology: Is There a Link to It and Adolescent Mental Health?


  • Zoe Kleinman
  • Technology Correspondent

Technology use by young people

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Using data collected over 28 years, a study of more than 430,000 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 15 concluded that there was a “very limited relationship” between technology use and mental health problems.

This study examined a number of television viewers, social media users, and device users, comparing them with feelings of depression, suicidal tendencies, and behavior-related problems.

The study did not find any significant changes over time.

The Oxford Internet Institute team reported a slight increase in emotional issues and the use of social media.


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