Kids Connecting on Social Media Are Less Satisfied With Real Life

Bloomberg | December 20, 2016

By Jeanna Smialek

Children who chat on social media suffer the consequences, a British survey finds.

The research digs into why social media-active adolescents report lower satisfaction with their lives, and it’s the lead item in this week’s research wrap. We’ve also taken a look at the flattening college wage premium, how Americans die on the job, and how central banks’ large-scale asset purchase programs worked out.

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Honey, get off the internet.

Kids who spend more time chatting on social websites feel reduced satisfaction about all parts of their lives except for their friendships, research from the Institute of Labor Economics shows.

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