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Cybersafety lecturer warns parents on the negative side affects of smart devices

 

February 28, 2019

Frederick Lane

Author and lecturer Frederick Lane spoke at the Wright Auditorium on Thursday evening to discussion cybersafety and the impact mobile devices are having on children.

Approximately 92 percent of teens use a cell phone with at least 75 percent of teens using a smart phone, according to Lane. In 1995, children ages five through sixteen spent three hours in front of a screen per day. By 2015, that number doubled to 6.5 hours per day, with some studies estimating as high as nine hours per day. The amount of screen time the kids are spending each day, Lane said, is having a developmental, physic...



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