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The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a new warning on the potential health risks of too much screen time for kids. The AHA recommends no more than two hours of screen time a day for kids. View the video below from CBS This Morning. How much screen time per day do you allow your kids? ... Read More

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Cell Phone Etiquette for Tweens and Teens

Cell phone etiquette for tweens and teens is important so that young people understand when it’s okay, and when it’s not okay, to use their cell phones. View my short video below on cell phone etiquette to learn tips to help tweens and teens use their electronics properly. My first tip, to never have your ... Read More

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How to Control Smartphone Use in the Classroom

For years, educators of all grade levels and subjects have battled the issue of how to handle smartphones in the classroom. Teachers these days are not only tasked daily with creating engaging, vigorous lesson plans, but they’re also facing the ongoing issue of how to best keep students off of their smartphones. Most teachers do ... Read More

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5 Steps to Help Teens Break Their Smartphone Addiction

Is smartphone addiction a problem with your teen? It probably comes as no surprise to you that 73 percent of teens have access to a smartphone, according to Pew Research Center. This enables them to spend much of their time online. Ninety-two percent of teens say they go online daily while 24 percent report they’re ... Read More

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Cell phone etiquette tips to help your grandchildren unplug

Cell phone etiquette is important for teens, especially when they are your grandchildren. In the article “How Grandparents Can Promote People Skills in a Wired Age” Susan Adcox writes about her grandchildren. “Frequently they may be looking at me, but their minds are still on their games or on the friend they are texting”, she ... Read More

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Cell phone restaurant etiquette for teens (and adults!)

Cell phone restaurant etiquette training for teens and adults is badly needed. The article “Brush Up on Your Restaurant Cellphone Etiquette (Please!)” from The Food Network cites the article, “Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone,” a recent headline on NPR’s The Salt blog. The post stated that, as NPR put it, “a ... Read More

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