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Strategies to Successfully Manage your Device Time

Dangers of Device Over-Usage

Strategies to Successfully Manage your Device Time

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Being a parent has never been easy but today with devices, it makes parenting even more difficult. Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.isn't easy and Find the good stuff, faster — from books to apps to YouTube.

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Open Letter From Jana Partners and Calstrs to Apple Inc.

by Jana Partners + The California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Laug Auf Look Up. JANA Partners, a New York–based activist hedge fund, and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) which together own $2 billion in Apple stock sent a letter to Apple’s board of directors Citing a substantial body of expert research, “We believe there is a clear need for Apple to offer parents more choices and tools to help them ensure that young consumers are using your products in an optimal manner.” Overuse of iPhones by children and teenagers, the letter pointed out, has been linked to lack of attention in the classroom, difficulty in empathizing with others, depression, sleep deprivation, and a higher risk of suicide.

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How to Break Up With Your Phone

by Catherine Price, New York Times

Laug Auf Look Up. Catherine Price is an author and science journalist whose article, "How to Break Up With Your Phone", appeared in The New York Times in February. Catherine describes how she realized her relationship with her phones "was not exactly what a couples therapist would describe as “healthy”...and wanted a new relationship with it. She spent the next year and half researching and developed a comprehensive strategy for how to “break up” with her phone.

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The Secret to Better Social Media? Fewer Friends

by David Pierce, Wall Street Journal

David Pierce, Personal technology columnist from The Wall Street Journal suggests one thing everyone should do, as soon as possible, is to prune your contacts on every social network. He argues, the more your social networks reflect your real-life social networks, the more you'll enjoy using them and the safer you'll be.

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