Parents worry about their teenagers’ heavy use of smartphones and social media. Psychology and social behavioral professor Candice Odgers provides balanced evidence in Nature magazine. Recent studies show a much more nuanced picture of the technology’s effect on teens. getAbstract recommends her article to parents who want to help their teens use technology in life-enhancing ways.
In this summary, you will learn
- What new research has uncovered about the effects of “screen time” among adolescents;
- How those effects vary among teens depending on their background; and
- How new digital screening tools can help.
About the Author
Candice Odgers is a professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine.