Smartphones dumb kids down

06 August 2015 - 02:10 By Tristram Hunt, ©The Daily Telegraph

"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a study at the University of Derby in the UK, which highlighted the disturbing downside to our digital obsession.But it could be even worse than that. Smartphone addiction could be damaging educational standards and exacerbating inequality.

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