The Numbers Don't Lie. Get Off Your Phone | Opinion

The Numbers Don't Lie. Get Off Your Phone | Opinion

Smartphone, welcome to politics. With anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues on the rise, especially among our youth, many U.S. policymakers are (rightly) blaming the addiction to iPhones and other devices. Jonathan Haidt's recent book, The Anxious Generation, unpacks the childhood mental health crisis and reaches the conclusion that parents must limit their kids' smartphone usage. Inspired by Haidt's research, Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill that would raise the age for social media use from 13 …