Smart phones present unprecedented challenges to parents. Consequently, we are encouraged to “wait until 8th.” Head of Mentoring here at The Heights, Joe Cardenas, wonders whether we should hang in there just a little longer.
Have Smart Phones Destroyed a Generation, Jean Twenge (TheAtlantic.com)
“Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones.”
Teens find circumventing Apple’s parental controls is child’s play, Reed Albergotti (Washington Post)
“These are not rocket science, backdoor, dark Web sort of hacks,” said Chris McKenna, founder of the Internet safety group Protect Young Eyes. “It blows me away that Apple hasn’t thought through the fact that a persistent middle school boy or girl can bang around and find them.”