Smartphone tracking shows fear affects where youth spend time

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 13:52 in Psychology & Sociology

Youth spend less time in their neighborhoods if area residents have a high fear of crime, according to a new study that used smartphones to track kids' whereabouts. Researchers found that adolescents aged 11 to 17 spent over an hour less each day on average in their neighborhoods if residents there were very fearful, compared to kids from areas perceived as being safer.

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