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When was the last time you read a book, watched a film, ate a meal, spent time with friends or family, or completed a day's worth of work...all without checking your phone? Last year I had students with smartphones start keeping track of the time they spent on devices, tracking it via app or simply "guesstimating". The result? We accrued HOURS of screen time - mostly playing games, checking social media, or simply "getting lost in the internet". We're talking HOURS PER DAY, no less. Much of this time was logged while students ate, were with friends, did homework, or were "sleeping". Some of the time was even logged while they were at school and in class activities. While the amount of time itself was astounding, we then quantified the hours in a different way; how many books could we read with our spent screen time? Could we become fluent in another language? Learn to play the violin? Train for a 10k? Train a seeing eye dog? The options for what to do instead of being on phones was endless. However, if devices are constantly available, how can kids today learn to manage their screen time especially given the fact that many of us adults they look up to spend equal amounts of hours on phones - and as adults, our brains are fully formed and we supposedly .know better. As kids today must navigate the world and learn time management with ever-present technology, help them "unplug" even for a minute or two; a secure means of storing phones gives students a chance to focus on learning & being present in the classroom. Time in class and life is limited; think of all kids can achieve if they do so without screens as a distraction.

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When was the last time you read a book, watched a film, ate a meal, spent time with friends or family, or completed a day's worth of work...all without checking your phone? Last year I had students with smartphones start keeping track of the time they spent on devices, tracking it via app or simply "guesstimating". The result? We accrued HOURS of screen time - mostly playing games, checking social media, or simply "getting lost in the internet". We're talking HOURS PER DAY, no less. Much of this time was logged while students ate, were with friends, did homework, or were "sleeping". Some of the time was even logged while they were at school and in class activities. While the amount of time itself was astounding, we then quantified the hours in a different way; how many books could we read with our spent screen time? Could we become fluent in another language? Learn to play the violin? Train for a 10k? Train a seeing eye dog? The options for what to do instead of being on phones was endless. However, if devices are constantly available, how can kids today learn to manage their screen time especially given the fact that many of us adults they look up to spend equal amounts of hours on phones - and as adults, our brains are fully formed and we supposedly .know better. As kids today must navigate the world and learn time management with ever-present technology, help them "unplug" even for a minute or two; a secure means of storing phones gives students a chance to focus on learning & being present in the classroom. Time in class and life is limited; think of all kids can achieve if they do so without screens as a distraction.

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