TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAID THERE WERE NO STUDIES, DATA or RESEARCH linking cellphone use, video games and other social factors in affecting children's minds inducing depression and other mental factors leading to school shootings and dared me to provide such, I have a great awakening for you. Can't be sure if it was on this thread or one of the hundred other threads on the topic where several people claimed there was absolutely NO studies supporting such, but, while I generally don't watch local news, I was dozing with the TV on and the local CBS affiliate came on and one of their top stories was EXACTLY THAT: a number of studies including one they specifically mentioned out of the Massachusetts's Clay Center, where they had come to the exact conclusions I had earlier outlined. I've included a few links on the Clay Center and cellphone topics that I found doing a quick, cursory search. Considering this is the effect of just normal cellphone usage for communication, and that many video games are played via cellphone, it boggles the mind how some of the people here close their minds totally to the possibility and connections between cellphones, video games, isolation, depression and the rise in aberrant behavior, violence and shootings in school children. The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Weekend Links: Smartphones and Depression, C-Section Rates & More iPhone In The Baby Bag - The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds When Digital Natives Become Parents - The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds Which Came First The Cell Phone or Feeling Isolated? But I took the matter one step further, and for the people who said there was absolutely no research connecting depression and other mental factors with video games, again, just a quick, cursory search, I found THIS: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blo...-cause-depression-anxiety-and-social-phobia-2 https://www.news-medical.net/news/2...e-depression-in-children-new-study-finds.aspx https://consumer.healthday.com/ment...ied-to-depression-anxiety-in-kids-648899.html https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/video-games-and-the-depressed-teenager/ https://www.theguardian.com/technol...link-to-psychiatric-orders-suggested-by-study https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the...aming-Can-Lead-to-Mental-Health-Problems.aspx It constantly amazes me the number of arm-chair experts on this message board who are often absolutely adamant about getting so much totally wrong.