Screen link to illness
TEENS who spend hours on their smartphones and electronic devices every day face a greater risk of depression.
Just five hours in front of a screen raises their risk by 71 per cent, according to a study.
By far, the most vulnerable are girls, who are 14 per cent more likely to become depressed if they use social media daily.
Researchers believe that judgment from others and the pressure to get “likes” may be to blame.
Studies also showed that boys were more likely to use their devices for gaming.