Many younger people are using social forms of media. The digital universe is more and more part of the fabric of social, cultural, and political life. So, some fluency in digital media is important. Still, moderation in all things, as Aristotle said, is as important today as it was then. That particular saying, a paraphrase from Aristotle, actually came from his book on ethics. Ethical use of the internet does not only mean not engaging in cyberbullying or other forms of online violence, it also entails moderate use.
The study itself found:
"What we found was a strong relationship that high cellphone use anxiety measured significantly higher than low cellphone use," Lepp said.
"In class, students look you right in the eye while texting under the table," he said. "I have been informally tracking those students for a couple of years, and they do not do as well as those that put the phone in the backpack."
The study also recommended that:
You need time to be alone with your thoughts, recover from the daily stressors in a way that doesn't involve electronic media.