Colorado Public Radio: What are teens doing when they’re on their phones? We asked them

November 4, 2019

Colorado Public Radio reports that teens spend an average of nine hours a day online and 60 percent of teens themselves say spending too much time online is a “major” problem. Some adolescent psychologists believe that — in some teens and children — the phone has effectively killed the desire or need to develop other passions or hobbies. Boston Children’s Michael Rich, MD, MPH, says that boredom is the space in which creativity and imagination happen. Read more from Colorado Public Radio