SUNY Broome students and staff took a deeper look at how technology maybe effecting their lives.
For the school’s Convocation Day, Jean Twenge a Psychology Professor from San Diego State discussed the findings in her book “iGen.”
The iGen generation is people born 1995 and later that have grown up in the age of technology.
Twenge says her research has shown that more time spent with smart phones leads to a decrease in face to face interactions.
She says the increased screen time correlates to increased rates of loneliness, depression and anxiety.
She says a lot of the kids she talks to are aware they spend too much time on their phones and are looking for ways to cut back.
Some tips for cutting down on screen time Twenge gave was putting the phone away for family dinners, keeping it out of your room when you go to bed and keeping it away for periods of time at school or work.