With smartphones becoming more and more integrated with nearly every facet of our lives, there’s a concern that people — especially young children and teens — are getting too much screen time.
All that staring at glowing rectangles is likely bad for them, right?
According to a new study by Amy Orben and Andrew Przybylski of the prestigious Oxford University, it’s not as bad as we might assume.
The pair’s findings show that teenagers who engage in screen time before bed aren’t negatively impacted by doing so.
This runs contrary to what many parents likely believe.
It’s a fairly common thought that using smartphones in bed or staring at a computer screen right before you go to sleep is bad for you.