Let’s Grow Smart Children Instead
Smartphone technology and social media use have revolutionized adolescence in the 21st century. As the teen market is saturated with smartphones (over 80% of teens own one), the implications of their use are only now coming to light as research begins to uncover the impacts.
Delay Smartphones until after Middle School
The Greenspire School is proud to be a screen-free environment during school hours. However, the negative impacts of smartphones and social media continue to harm many of our students during off-hours. We are alarmed by what we are seeing in a small minority of our students and hope to persuade parents to delay smartphone purchases for their students until after middle school.
Resources for Parents
We offer the following resources to help parents educate themselves about the dynamics at play online via social media and smartphones.