Great News! Schools are helping kids get off their phones! There’s a growing trend that’s making waves this year in classrooms around Canada and the United States: mobile phone bans in classrooms! San Mateo High School in California is using a novel approach to limit cellphones in their schools. To enforce their ban, students place their cellphone in a fabric pouch from Yondr that locks up the phone.… Read More Read more Young adults today straddle the line between Millennials and the upcoming Gen Z, myself included. We dimly remember the screech of dial-up, and spent adolescence transitioning from chunky flip phones to sleek smartphones. As the first generation to grow up with cell phones, we have a unique perspective on the technology boom and pornography exposure.
I chatted with five college students at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.… Read More Read more
A Tech-Check is Essential for Back-to-School Safety Have you finished your back-to-school preparations yet? While you are taking care of new backpacks, clothes, and haircuts, consider doing this: a tech-check to help your family start off the year with good digital habits and boundaries in place. Some tips for parents: Check out these online resources to help your children develop digital street smarts.… Read More Read more A lot of parents worry about the amount of time their child spends using screens. In fact, a recent survey of 3,000 Americans reported that the number one concern of parents of teens is overuse of technology. Wendy Christensen, a mom of six kids, told the Deseret News:
“You hear all the time … limit the screen time, limit the screen time … I always smile and nod, and we try, but now that they’re older, I so wish I had been a lot stricter with it when they were little because the older they get the more they want it.”
One reason I try to limit my daughter’s screen time is because I see headlines like this one: More screen time for toddlers is tied to poorer development later, study says.… Read More Read more