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Elementary school students are getting more psychologically dependent on their cell phones, with about a quarter saying they feel “very anxious” if they do not receive replies to their e-mail, according to a new study.

The study, based on a nationwide survey conducted on 2,400 fifth-graders and 2,400 students in the second year of junior high schools as well as their parents last November, was released by the National Congress of Parents and Teachers Associations of Japan.

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