Kids' mental health and technology

23-Apr-2018

'Teachers in Canberra are reporting that students who use technology late at night are suffering from disrupted sleeping habits, which is negatively impacting their mental health.

Professor Sarah Blunden, director of the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep, believes that disrupted sleep is leading to changes in hormones, appetite, metabolism and mood.

As stated in ABC news, she said, "You are more likely to have an emotional lability, that is, a much more volatile emotional state. You're more likely to be depressed or have waves of depression or anxiety." '

You can see the report on 'The Project' here.


 

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