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Expert says cell phones destroying a generation

Posted at 5:58 PM, Oct 24, 2017

Experts are concerned about the negative impact that cell phones are having on today's young people.

A recent study found that millennials check their phones 150 times a day, which is just over once every 5 waking minutes.

And all that screen time is taking a toll on young people.

Dr. Tim Osberg of Niagara University says that reports of anxiety and depression increase with cell phone usage.

He studied the habits of more than 300 young cell phone users and students last year.

Osberg says that sleep deprivation is also a problem and that the problems are increasing among teenaged girls.

The study found a 50 percent increase in girls with depressive symptoms and 21 percent increase among boys.