The Reaction to Banning Phones

Students get to grade their teachers for better or worse – here’s a topic that pops up a lot on their report card about me:

  • Thank you for not letting us use our phones during class – it helps us to focus (I get that a lot)
  • Often young people are critical of their parents for using their phones all day long and wishing they would put their phones down and pay more attention to them – it’s not about duration, it’s all focus.
  • It’s only been a little more than a decade since the smartphone and social media apps changed life as we know it – phase two is living a less distracted life with the many benefits of digital life.