ESRI Research Bulletin

Is early mobile phone ownership shaping child development? A longitudinal study of wellbeing among adolescent girls and boys in Ireland

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February 10, 2020
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The findings suggest that girls who receive mobile phones at a young age fare less well in terms of their behavioural adjustment and their academic self-concept as they move into adolescence.