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Screen Time: Becoming a Passive Observer

Dennis • M.Sc.
3 min readApr 11, 2024

Smartphone addiction is not classified as an illness on medical handbooks, but it shares characteristics with other addictive behaviors, so experts felt inclined to look into the causes.

The Internet has become a vital part of teen people’s life, increasing the risk of addiction, and scientists are concerned about the impact on their mental health.

Addiction to smartphones among children and teenagers has become a public health concern, thus it is being examined from a multitude of angles. The Internet has become a vital part of teen people’s life, increasing the risk of addiction, and scientists are concerned about the impact on their mental health. Studies published in took a step back and sought to pinpoint the factors that contribute to teenagers’ addicted use of “smart phones.”

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The researchers discovered that loneliness is a factor, with self-esteem and boredom serving as mediators. The findings also indicate that a larger need for belonging enhances the link between boredom proneness and addicted smartphone usage.

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Dennis • M.Sc.

Owner of Nadenco™ | Sleek Apps for the Mac | https://naden.co | Experienced Software Architect specializing in macOS, iOS and Emulation development.