Young teen asks for professional advice…doesn’t get what he/she wanted

Sleeping Next To Your Phone: Is It A Bad Idea?

You’ve just gotta love Dr. Robert Wallace, a member of the National Education Association and the National Association of High School Administrators.  Wallace writes a national advice column taking questions from readers.

Here’s an excerpt from a column he just posted:

Every night before I go to bed, my parents take my phone away from me and put it in their room. In the morning they give it back to me when I finish breakfast and am ready to leave for school.

Should I ask my parents to let me have my phone 24/7 like my friends do?

Oh my. Now I don’t know about you, but that’s like tossing a big fat juicy meatball over home plate to Willie Mays.

How did Wallace respond? The answer is here.

ALSO, check out my series on the dangers of smartphones. Lots of good material.

32ND UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Previously on This Just In…

The update: This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap

Other articles in this series:

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

‘Wait Until 8th’ pledge asks parents to hold off on giving smartphones to kids

How smartphones hijack our brains

Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Smartphone habits of kids becoming a danger to Milwaukee’s public education

Commentary: Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Screen addiction is destroying travel. Here’s how to stop it

How to break up with your phone

Exclusive: Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

 I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader writes in school project

Parents this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

We Need to Talk About Farting on the Subway

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

Dr. Ruth says smartphones have ruined dating

You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you

A Third of Teens Check Mobile Devices Overnight

5 Steps for Teaching Your Child to Unplug

Teens are anxious and depressed after three hours a day on social media

The dangers of distracted parenting

What Happened When I Made My Students Turn Off Their Phones

The Lost Art of Concentration: Being Distracted in a Digital World

 PHONE MANIA IS UBIQUITOUS

31ST UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Previously on This Just In…

The update: PHONE MANIA IS UBIQUITOUS

Other articles in this series:

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

‘Wait Until 8th’ pledge asks parents to hold off on giving smartphones to kids

How smartphones hijack our brains

Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Smartphone habits of kids becoming a danger to Milwaukee’s public education

Commentary: Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Screen addiction is destroying travel. Here’s how to stop it

How to break up with your phone

Exclusive: Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

 I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader writes in school project

Parents this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

We Need to Talk About Farting on the Subway

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

Dr. Ruth says smartphones have ruined dating


You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you

A Third of Teens Check Mobile Devices Overnight

5 Steps for Teaching Your Child to Unplug

Teens are anxious and depressed after three hours a day on social media

The dangers of distracted parenting

What Happened When I Made My Students Turn Off Their Phones

The Lost Art of Concentration: Being Distracted in a Digital World

30TH UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Previously on This Just In…

The update.

Other articles in this series:

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

‘Wait Until 8th’ pledge asks parents to hold off on giving smartphones to kids

How smartphones hijack our brains

Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Smartphone habits of kids becoming a danger to Milwaukee’s public education

Commentary: Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Screen addiction is destroying travel. Here’s how to stop it

How to break up with your phone

Exclusive: Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

 I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader writes in school project

Parents this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

We Need to Talk About Farting on the Subway

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

Dr. Ruth says smartphones have ruined dating

28TH UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Previously on This Just In…

The update.

Other articles in this series:

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

‘Wait Until 8th’ pledge asks parents to hold off on giving smartphones to kids

How smartphones hijack our brains

Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Smartphone habits of kids becoming a danger to Milwaukee’s public education

Commentary: Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Screen addiction is destroying travel. Here’s how to stop it

How to break up with your phone

Exclusive: Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

 I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader writes in school project

Parents this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

We Need to Talk About Farting on the Subway

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

Dr. Ruth says smartphones have ruined dating

 

26TH UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Previously on This Just In…

The update.

Other articles in this series:

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

‘Wait Until 8th’ pledge asks parents to hold off on giving smartphones to kids

How smartphones hijack our brains

Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Smartphone habits of kids becoming a danger to Milwaukee’s public education

Commentary: Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Screen addiction is destroying travel. Here’s how to stop it

How to break up with your phone

Exclusive: Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

 I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader writes in school project

Parents this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

We Need to Talk About Farting on the Subway

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

Dr. Ruth says smartphones have ruined dating

24TH UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Previously on This Just In…

The update: A Third of Teens Check Mobile Devices Overnight

Other articles in this series:

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

‘Wait Until 8th’ pledge asks parents to hold off on giving smartphones to kids

How smartphones hijack our brains

Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?

Smartphone habits of kids becoming a danger to Milwaukee’s public education

Commentary: Why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking

Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier — up to a point, new research shows

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Screen addiction is destroying travel. Here’s how to stop it

How to break up with your phone

Exclusive: Nearly half of parents worry their child is addicted to mobile devices

 I wish my mom’s phone wasn’t invented, 2nd grader writes in school project

Parents this common habit is making your kids act like monsters

We Need to Talk About Farting on the Subway

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There

Your smartphone is killing your relationship — and evolution is to blame

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic to Break Their Habit: Buy a Second Phone

Dr. Ruth says smartphones have ruined dating