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Tracking Screen Time: Measuring How Teenagers are Constantly Connected

April 23, 2019

  In 2019, being a teenager in the United States is synonymous with owning a smartphone, tablet, desktop, or any smart technology.
How does the constant connection teenagers experience affect their day-to-day lives? According to a study administered by the Pew Research Center, 60 percent of teenagers
between the ages of 13 and 17 say that spending too much time on screens is a major issue facing their age group.
In order to examine how the use of technology consumes time, what effects technology has on real life, and more, the Trojan Tribune tracked the smartphone use of students, ranging
from freshman to seniors.

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