Do you think too much phone time can make you unhappy?


25th January 2018

AMERICAN researchers have claimed that spending too much time on your phone can make you unhappy.

A recent report says that teenagers who spend a lot of time on their phones, using social media and video chatting, are more unhappy than those who spend time doing non-screen activities such as sports, reading newspapers and talking to friends.

One of the researchers, Jean M Twenge, thinks increased phone use makes kids unhappy. She says the happiest kids are those who spend a bit of time on social media, rather than none at all.

“Many teens feel constant pressure to immediately respond on social media, and often welcome having a break,” Twenge told us. She also says that you should set limits on your screen time. “Aim to spend no more than two hours a day on digital media, and try to increase the amount of time you spend seeing friends face-to-face and exercising.”

Do you think too much phone time can make you unhappy?


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soggynando · 4 years ago

When I get down stairs in the morning I go straight to my iPad and that makes me all grumpy and a little angry and I take it out on my parents

Write down below if u sometimes feel the same???❤️

gingetoff · 4 years ago

I do?⌨???

gingetoff · 4 years ago

Yes electrics do make me grumpy sometimes.

bigfatcat · 4 years ago

What!?!?! I love going on my phone and it dosent make me sad I can see why people would think that but really? However I do think that some people rely on their phones ? way too much and should read first news a bit more!
Peace out! ✌️

7diamond07 · 4 years ago

Going on my device makes me relieved and relaxed, but spending too much time on it gets me bored.

shpee · 4 years ago

No. The study itself said that it was feeling pressured to respond on social media that was the problem, not phones themselves. So, no. I don't think they do.

soggynando · 4 years ago

I think it reallly depends on how much time u spend on your phone ,some people just spend way to much time on there phone and not with family and friends.

Comment down below if u think the same way or not

soggynando · 4 years ago

I like different opinions because we are all different people

ami_10 · 4 years ago

Phoes are great! But I do think people could be happier if they got off their phones once in a while and didn't rely on them so much to have fun.

agentblox · 4 years ago

No but it I feel like I'm spending no time with my family and my eyes feel really diseased but when i'm sad i go on my tablet and makes me happy

pipping · 4 years ago

I don't think it does because if you just play games on it and not social media it doesn't really make you unhappy but if you go on social media a lot then you would probably feel quite unhappy but I don't go on social media so I don't know what it does to you

djduck · 4 years ago

I think it makes people unhappy and addicted to their phones because of people posting nasty comments about them on Social Media. Looking at a screen for to long can also make people grumpy and tired.

ecrabbit · 4 years ago

It isn’t just phone time that can make you unhappy. It can also be PS4 or Xbox or iPad.

ecrabbit · 4 years ago

But I honestly don’t think that phone time can make you unhappy!!

guppy2 · 4 years ago

I agree with soggynando!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cmi_hall1 · 4 years ago

I don't because I don't spend much time on it!

daisywells · 4 years ago

Isn't it better to talk to friends face to face?
I go to school and half the board games we play I've never seen before, but older generations were brought up to play them.
We are drowning in a society of no eye contact or interaction- everything is online

macaroon8 · 4 years ago

Some people spend lots of time on one device and maybe a small amount of time on lots of devices but either way its better not to. I can get grumpy if I am doing something interesting on my iPhone like texting or playing games and I'm told to stop but not usually if I'm doing nothing much on it I wont get frustrated.

cooledie · 4 years ago

phone time does not make me unhappy because I don't have a phone and I think people should use their phones less screen time is bad for us.

daisy101 · 4 years ago

I do not know I've never felt it but my friend who uses social media has.

bigfatcat · 4 years ago

I have a phone and I text my friends, it doesn’t bother me! A good balance between both things is the best way to do it.

sgadders · 4 years ago

I think that spending too much time on electronics then it make you grumpy. Some people I know are grumpy and once my friend was up all night stressing about social media!

sgadders · 4 years ago

Send an ? If u feel the same as above

izzy_xxxxx · 4 years ago

People spend WAY too much time on their phones and other devices when they could be out with their friends because we feel a lot of pressure to go on our phones all the time.

sophette · 4 years ago

Probably yes.

mrsquash · 4 years ago

It doesn't necessarily mean I get upset I usually get angry and take it out on other people.Yes.

rebecca.xo · 4 years ago

Sometimes it can!

love_life6 · 4 years ago

I think phones can make some people unhappy because they can be getting cyber bullied or seeing things they don't want to see. It also makes me feel kinda grim,p sometimes but now we can't help it everyone has devises.☺️

gameknight · 4 years ago

I don't have a phone but have a tablet I use for YT 'vids' and sometimes i use it too much and I get REALLY ANNOYED AND DEPRESSED because I then just realise I wasted half my day -_-.

lavender08 · 4 years ago

Cyber bullying is such a big problem and it can make you lonely if you're always staring at a phone. You don't have time to make friends.

tweemussel · 4 years ago

I go on a lot but the truth is I still read

tweemussel · 4 years ago

I just wish also we could play them ot school lol

tweemussel · 4 years ago


amynatalie · 4 years ago

I think it can. It makes me unhappy when I have homework to do but I don't have time because I was on my phone.

fox64 · 4 years ago

Yep, I think it does.

dancemunch · 4 years ago

I think so because so many people go on their phones just for the sake of going on their phones and then you get addicted which has a really bad effect on people emotionally.

welovenews · 4 years ago

I only play on a computer

dawoodster · 4 years ago

i think u can be very grumpy. my brother is on his phone all the time and is very grumpy.

elise2006 · 4 years ago

I just got a phone so I can't really say much but it quite often makes me frustrated and angry with it just being atatched to my hands .

soggynando · 4 years ago

Love all your comments if u do love your phone

What is your favourite game ???????

hoozles11 · 4 years ago

I think spending too much time on phones can be damaging, also making people upset. It can be the things on there or just the long period of time looking at a screen. However, it is ok to spend a bit of time on mobile devices.

izzywiz · 4 years ago

I think it can make you unhappy especially if your friends say or do something mean.

EFC · 4 years ago

Electronics help me relax

izzyddogg · 4 years ago

I do think going on your phones for to long can cause your mood to be negative. I do go on my iPad when I wake up and it does make me grumpy ?

popchip4 · 4 years ago

usually when i sit on my screen, after a while, i start to feel very tired. Making me get angry and start shouting at everyone. That is why i don't like spending much time on a device, it isn't very good 4 u either and can make u feel sad and upset.,

woof04 · 4 years ago

I can get very unhappy when my friends don't reply to my texts, but most of the time that's the only way I can communicate with them, and apart from that social media makes me happy. I put yes, but really it kind of depends what you are doing on your phone.

sapkling · 4 years ago

I think phones ? will make you sad because of what you read on social media or what you play

emperor · 4 years ago


#butidolikehashtags ??

pheebz10 · 4 years ago

I think yes because if you spend lots of time online then you get really cross with everyone around you because someone disliked your video or something like that but i think it is okay to spend a little bit of time online because you can learn lots of new things online

loading795 · 4 years ago

Yes we should spend less time on our phones.?

rachel360 · 4 years ago

You might feel lonely when you play on technology too much but I don’t know for a fact because I don’t play on gadgets too much.

dork · 4 years ago

totally . if you do it for to long you will just be grumpy. then you will take it out on someone who does not want it.

bennevis · 4 years ago

After a while electronics make me tired, grumpy, and sad.

RoseBun · 4 years ago

I think it depends who you are and how much time you have spent on it and when you have been going on it.

doris16 · 4 years ago

Most people only see the Earth through tiny screens. Why do that when we have eyes? We should have less time on phones.

rosyrhada · 4 years ago

I love going on the internent but I dont do it for ages but my friend does and she always puts her anger on me.
(She is not my friend anymore.)

chlobee16 · 4 years ago

I feel the same before and after I've been on my phone..........

gamer07 · 4 years ago

How could it be bad? I mean, I go on my tablet nearly 24/7, an am not sad in the slightest!???

mollyboo8 · 4 years ago

I agree with soggynando.

unicorn3 · 4 years ago

Yes. I have an iPad and I find that I am more stressed and unhappy when I use it.

bobsjam · 4 years ago

Yes as if u have been on one for too long u will get addicted and if someone takes it from u then u might get really mad

allertons · 4 years ago

Yes people spend too much time with their eyes glued to a screen with a when you should be spending time in the fresh air. It makes people grumpy because they are not doing anything but looking at a screen. It happens to me sometimes. ???⌨️????

allertons · 4 years ago

Mollyboo8 same

cookies44 · 4 years ago

I think it depends on what you look at on your phone. I am sure everyone has heard about the problems on social media... meaning if you see something you don't like on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram ect. you may get influenced by what you see sometimes making you angry, grumpy or unhappy.

aash1234 · 4 years ago

I really love using electronics and whenever I go on my phone it puts me in a rather good mood.

avawatt · 4 years ago

that isnt true my mummy is always on her phone and she has never been grumpy
i love her so much

amberspell · 4 years ago

Kids need to socialise, and personally I'd be happier with a phone. Unless I was getting cyber-bullied or something, of course.

ozlover · 4 years ago

yes they do and they also make your time flash away to fast and you forget to do stuff and that can make you angry

geffry · 4 years ago

people can cyber-bully you on social media and other online typing games and things
like fortnite and minecraft especially roblox

sjaome · 4 years ago

A phone is for phoneing people or texting not playing

intelburst · 3 years ago

yes because you can be cyber bullied by someone you dont know or evenn someone in your class and if it can hurt your feelings and one insult can hurt you for the rest of your life

holholster · 3 years ago

I think that too much screen time doesn't affect your mood, as long as you are safe and happy online.

nostrils · 3 years ago

Not necessarily, unless you see lots of horrible or mean things that will upset you.

trudie · 2 years ago


sienna16 · 7 months ago

sometimes It is actually good to talk to your friends(on FaceTime) especially during Lockdown when you homeschool and can't see your friends however its not good to spend so much time on social media or Tik Tok as sometimes that screen time can make you unhappy as people can say mean things on these apps.

panda89 · 5 months ago

i love going on my phone it’s so fun but i have to admit it makes me grumpy. So even tho it’s fun i also like going outside and playing with my friends and sometimes that’s WAY more fun