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Teens' screen addiction might be contagious, and parents are patient zero

New research shows they learned it by watching you.
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Kids aren't the only ones struggling to self-regulate their screen time.

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Sleepless night and eyeball fatigue. Cyberbullying and profound device-separation anxiety. Research identifies harmful side effects of too much tech on teens with alarming regularity. But a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests parents are just as compromised by our portable screens. In “,” researchers not only compiled data on the behavior of tech-addled kids (they’re on their phones from the moment they wake up!) or the concerns of hand-wringing parents (what do), but on the behavior of parents, too.

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