Early-Life Smartphone Use Tied to Poorer Mental Health in Gen Z #shorts

America’s fascination and dependence on smartphones seems to know no end – and if you think it’s common for kids to be staring at their screens as much as adults do, you’re right. Several studies have found that more kids are using smartphones and similar digital devices (like tablets) and at younger ages.

A 2020 Pew Research Center report found that more than a third of the 1,600 parents interviewed said their child began using a smartphone before the age of 5, and a quarter said their child’s smartphone engagement began between ages 5 and 8. #smartphone #socialmedia #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #webmd #shorts