Researchers found screen use before bedtime to be unrelated to mental health problems

Screen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.

The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and UK, found that use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological well-being, and that screen time more generally had a “minuscule” effect on wellbeing in teens, when compared with other activities in an adolescent’s life.

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