Do you ever wonder how your student spends most of their time? At what age do kids typically get phones? When they get them, what do they actually DO on their phones? This article answers a few of those questions and many more. Here are several key points I found interesting in the article:
- On average, students received smartphones from their parents when they were 11 years old
- Teens spend about six hours a day on their phones
- Teens are very good at knowing "when you're not being authentic"
- Students nowadays are STILL finding ways to connect and share memories with peers, and that part is essential
- (And my personal favorite) - Students of this generation are "a lot smarter than they’re given credit for"
To read the entire study AND see some home-screen snapshots of real teens/pre-teens's cell phones, click the link below:
Discussion questions with MS students: Do you agree/disagree with some of these answers? How would you say you spend most of your time? Is your time used wisely? How much screen time is too much? Why? Is there such thing as too much screen time?