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Can you give up your phone for a week?

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Without being as extreme, parents/guardians could just confiscate phones for a few hours at home every day.
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I still love my flip phone. Makes texting difficult so rarely to it. I would rather talk to someone.
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You've never seen Trump like this.
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Sounds like they're putting the kids first. No need for them to see their father like that.
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As always, I recommend the art of example-setting as a way to influence behavior of children and teens.
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Yes, flip phones. The way forward!
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My oldest started with a flip phone. He just turned 18 and got his first smart phone. Have a 12 yr old too and he got a flip phone for his 12th birthday. The smart phone's are just too expensive. My oldest really never said anything about the"unfairness" of everyone else having much better phones, but my 12 yr old..yikes..he reminds me on a weekly how unfair it is that he has such a crappy phone and all of his friends have I phones or the latest and greatest android phone. Now he has pretended to lose this flip phone and guess what, he's not even going to get a new flip phone. Too bad....so sad
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I can :) I'm confident on this!
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If you have teenagers or simply see them walking down the street, you know how hooked they are on their cellphones. What would happen if they were separated from their mobile lifelines for a full week?

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To lead my test, I pushed my telephone in an overlooked drawer in my room. At that point I cleared out it there — for seven days
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As part of our series"Teens tell all," we worked with producers of the documentary"Screenagers", a film about the obsession teenagers feel for their digital devices. The producers went to a class of sophomores at Black Hills High School in Washington state and asked them to give up their phones.

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YES! I can. I live in paradise and i have survived without my phone for a month! it wasnt so bad at all. But still very important when youre trying to meet up with other people, for sure it must have been easier for me if i had my phone
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My friends were less calm. Why, they demanded, would I do this? Some asked if I were grounded. Some asked if this was my New Year’s resolution. It was unfathomable that a teen would purposely give up her phone for a week.

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For a whole week, I, a 16-year-old girl living in New York City, gave up my iPhone. I use a laptop at home, so I could check the news and do my homework. I wasn’t giving up communication, I was giving up instant communication. I wanted to see if our phones really were our lifeline.

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