How much is your child on their phone? A recent article find teens are on their phones more than you think!
A 2019 Common Sense Media study of teens showed:
Parents over use their technology as well, with 62% keeping technology next to the bed and 12% having their smartphones or tablets in bed with them.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation children's and teens bedrooms should be free of devices. Talk to your pediatrician or family doctor about what other steps you should take to make sure your teens and children are getting enough sleep.
“Many Teens Sleep With Digital Devices, Report Finds. Is That Why They Are So Cranky?” by Alyson Klein in Education Week, May 29, 2019, https://bit.ly/2XmBWK4
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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