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The pandemic is raising concerns about how teens use technology. But there’s still a lot we don’t know.

Vox, July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

The pandemic is raising concerns about how teens use technology. But there’s still a lot we don’t know.

new report from the nonprofit Common Sense Media, a national advocacy group focused on digital access and safety for children and families, reflects the urgency and state of the conversation. The report, written by UC Irvine child psychology professor Candice Odgers and Common Sense research director Michael Robb, attempted to review the existing research about the effects of tech use on teens, draw conclusions about the overall risks and benefits, and suggest recommendations for parents, educators, and the public.