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Yes, smartphone addiction does harm your teen’s mental health

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A new study suggests that smartphones do put teenagers at risk when it comes to mental health.

To all parents who were ever concerned about their teenage son’s or daughter’s addiction to their smartphone: you have serious grounds for worry, a new study suggests.

Is your teenager glued to their phone? Are they always online, checking social media, or looking at cat and bunny videos? Well, researchers from the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, say you have grounds to worry.

A consumer survey carried out this year found that 82 percent of Americans own or can use a smartphone, 92 percent are likely to use it while shopping, 78 while eating at home, and 44 while crossing the street.

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Five steps to mental wellbeing

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Scientific evidence points to five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life.

Your mental health is important. Some mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are common. Continue reading Five steps to mental wellbeing