DEPRESSION NOT SO SMART
TEENAGERS who spend hours on their smartphones every day face a greater danger of depression.
Just five hours in front of a screen raises the risk by 71 per cent, a study has found.
Girls are most vulnerable, being 14 per cent more likely to be depressed if they use social media sites every day.
Researchers believe the pressure to get “likes” and judgment from other users may be to blame, as well as the fact boys are more likely to use devices for gaming.
San Diego and Florida state universities studied the habits of 133,000 teenagers.