Study: More time on a cell phone leads to anxiety, drop in GPA

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A new study suggests that children and teens who are always connected to their phone may suffer from anxiety.

Researchers at Kent University looked at roughly 500 college students and their cell phone habits, along with comparing their official GPA at the university.

On average, they found that students spent five hours on the phone each day and sent 77 text messages.

As cell phone use increased, so did the students’ anxiety levels.

Frequent users also had lower grades than those who were not on their phones as much.

Researchers say the results likely apply to everyone, not just college students.