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new study: young people raised on smartphones and social media – they’re born in 1995 or later and are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone

Smartphones and social media are raising an unhappy ‘iGen’.

Professor Twenge and her colleague Professor Keith Campbell, of the University of Georgia, studied more than 40,000 US children aged between two and 17 for a nationwide health survey in 2016.

Professor Twenge said: “They have the sense that they are missing out on something. They realise that being on the phone all the time is probably not the best way to live.

“They don’t like it when they’re talking to a friend and their friend is looking at their phone.”

Growing up online: teens between 12-15, 83% have their own smartphone (unquote)

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