With one in five children estimated to have an emotional, behavioral or mental health disorder, NBC News' Kate Snow reports on how too much "screen" time, especially on Smartphones, may be a factor.

  • Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?
    Better phones for happier kids This has another benefit for Apple: Parents might be more willing to buy their children smartphones if they were easier to regulate. Outside of buying an old-school flip phone – which are increasingly difficult to find ...
    01/9/2018 - 12:04 am | View Link
  • Apple defends its record amid criticism over iPhones’ effect on kids
    “We take this responsibility very seriously and we are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to protecting kids ... the impact of overuse of smartphones on mental health. An expanded version ...
    01/8/2018 - 10:57 am | View Link
  • Gadgets affect mental health: Too much screen time may increase suicidal tendency among teens
    It is impossible to imagine our life without smartphones, tabs and laptops ... psychology Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University said: "All of those mental health issues are very serious. I think it's something parents should ponder."
    12/1/2017 - 4:55 am | View Link
  • The link between your kid's smartphone and anxiety
    Decades of research shows that being with other people face-to-face is good for mental health. While that trend doesn't prove that social media or smartphones cause anxiety, she says it "points in that direction." On average, kids use their smartphone ...
    11/21/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link?
    Recent teen suicides have been blamed on cyberbullying, and social media posts depicting "perfect" lives may be taking a toll on teens' mental health ... Monitoring kids' use of smartphones and social media is important, and so is setting reasonable ...
    11/13/2017 - 9:55 pm | View Link
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  • The link between smartphones and kids’ mental health
    The link between smartphones and kids’ mental health . With one in five children estimated to have an emotional, behavioral or mental health disorder, NBC News ...
    01/8/2018 - 2:15 pm | View Website
  • Smartphone
    A smartphone is a handheld personal computer with a mobile operating system and an integrated mobile broadband cellular network connection for voice, SMS, and ...
    01/8/2018 - 7:41 am | View Website
  • How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy
    Smartphones Are Making Today's Teens Unhappy, Psychologist Says : Shots - Health News Psychologist Jean Twenge has observed dramatic shifts in behavior ...
    01/4/2018 - 3:21 am | View Website
  • Is Your Kid Hooked on Smartphones? 5 Tips for Parents | Time
    For more, visit TIME Health. There is growing concern among parents, educators and mental health experts that excessive smartphone use may be contributing to the ...
    10/12/2017 - 11:51 am | View Website
  • We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones | Time
    Teen depression and suicide rates are climbing, as more kids than ever use cellphones. Here's what new research says about what's happening
    10/10/2017 - 4:23 am | View Website
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