SmartSocial.com Founder Josh Ochs will help parents and educators learn the dangers of giving students a smartphone

Many students want smartphones and might even feel peer pressure to own one. But smartphones are powerful devices that give students access to the entire world by way of the internet and popular photo, video, and communication apps. Smartphones have the potential to enrich your child's life, but they can also lead to some serious problems.

Josh Ochs In Front Of Students

The Dangers of Buying a Smartphone

How are high level executives in Silicon Valley are protecting their kids from screen time addiction?

"Instead of tricking out their homes with all the latest technology, many of today's parents working or living in the tech world are limiting — and sometimes outright banning — how much screen time their kids get."

-Business Insider
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Excessive screen time can cause mental health issues, according to leading researchers

"A study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to develop mental health problems including depression, anxiety, aggression, and antisocial behavior."

-MIT Technology Review
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Smartphones can impact a child's communication skills

"Most teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), according to a new survey released Monday from Common Sense, a children’s and media advocacy organization. Compared to 2012, much higher proportions selected social media (16%) and video chatting (10%), while less than one third said they prefer chatting with friends face-to-face."

-TIME
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