A new study in the journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem. This is the first study that shows a direct link between screen time and mental health. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss tips for parents who want to decrease their teens’ cell phone usage and how screen time affects important sleep habits.
Watch the CBS This Morning interview below.
Tips for parents to help their teens:
- Start good habits at a young age
- Enforce digital curfews
- Put family “charging station” in parents’ room
- Expect resistance, especially if an unhealthy precedent has already been set
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