Does spending too much time with a screen – playing video games, on social media, texting, even watching TV – decrease happiness? Many people are likely to say of course – and now a new study among 1 million 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students has proven this out.
Interestingly, the study found teens who spent a limited amount of time with electronics were the happiest, showing that these new methods of communication can enhance our lives, if used correctly. However, too much screen time does lead to what we all inherently understand; and to put it simply, too much screen time is not good for you.
And of course, research suggests this is true for adults as well.