For many parents, it’s a constant struggle to get teenagers off their phones.
But research suggests their smartphone addictions may not be as harmful as previously thought.
Scientists believe texting could actually be good for children’s mental health.
Youngsters cope better with ups and downs if they can express their feelings to friends via messaging services such as WhatsApp, the study found.
Sharing emotions over text after a demanding event boosted teenagers’ mood, lowered their stress levels