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74 Years of Putting Children FIRST

New Digital Divide

​Dr. Assya Pascalev &

Lisa Cline, co-chairs​SafeTech@mccpta.org​

-Ohio School District Bans Student Cell Phone Use. Students in Mansfield City Schools will no longer be allowed to use cell phones during the school day.

​-​ Researchers report screens' "blue light" causes irreversible eye damage.  "Blue light can kill photoreceptor cells. ... can lead to macular degeneration, an incurable disease that blurs or even eliminates vision." 

- CBS News, 60 Minutes, Groundbreaking Study Examines Effects of Screen Time on Kids

​US Congressman Delaney Press Release:

On July, 27, 2018, congressmen John K. Delaney (MD-06) and Ted Budd (NC-13), introduced a bipartisan bill, the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act, which authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a research program on technology and media’s effects on infants, children, and adolescents in core areas of cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development. 

​​​A Message from MCPS:

-  Staying Safe Online 

Washington Examiner:

- iGen teens facing deadly consequences for overuse of electronic media.
​Life Coach Code: 

- WiFi experiment done by a group of 9th grade students in Denmark got serious international attention. THIS is why…

National Public Radio:

​- Cell Towers at Schools: Godsend of God-Awful?

- A School's Way to Fight Phones in Class: Lock 'Em Up

- Some Maryland Parents Pushing Schools, State to Bring Back Wired Internet

- The Kojo Nnamdi Show:When Should Kids Learn About the Dangers of Sexting? 

National Geographic:

-  Big Brother 

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Ohio School District Bans Student Cell Phone Use. Students in Mansfield City Schools will no longer be allowed to use cell phones during the school day.

America's Real Digital Divide. A New York Times opinion piece by Naomi Schaefer Riley

National Education Association:

-  Are Cell Phones in Classroom Feeding An Addiction?
The Atlantic:

-  Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation?
Wall Street Journal:

- Professors are banning laptops in class, driving college students to revert to handwriting

- France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools. "Children don’t have the maturity" for smartphones, a French mother says. "Some adults don’t either."

-  Phones and Kids Are A Toxic Paira
New York Times:

There’s Worrying New Research About Kids’ Screen Time and Their Mental Health
- The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

- Are iPhones Bad for Kids? Book reviews

-  America's Real Digital Divide

-  Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos
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Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

- Opinion: Our Love Affair with Digital Is Over

- How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom

- Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
Washington Post: ​

-The extremely useful piece of software for high school students that I would like to kill with fire

- This simple solution to smartphone addiction is now used in over 600 U.S. schools

- Schools and cellphones: In elementary schools? At lunch?
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 More middle-school girls are inflicting self-pain. Experts say it might be because of smartphones
- U.S. schoolchildren tumble in international reading exam rankings, worrying educators   
- Teenage depression and suicide are way up — and so is smartphone use

- Soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

Education Week:

- Tech Companies Are Buying Their Own Education Research. That's a Problem

​- ACT Inc. accused of selling student disability data. 

Business Insider:

​- This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

-Silicon Valley is Raising Their Kids Tech Free
Scientific American

- Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom
Harvard Business Review:

- The More You Use Facebook, The Worse You Feel
NBC News:

- Are You Hooked On Screens? Here's Why You Can't Look Away
The Guardian:

- France to Ban Mobile Phones in Schools in September
Education Next:

- Should We Limit Screentime in School?
Other News:

- California Public Health Officials Issue Cellphone Radiation Warning
- Google Collects Android Users Locations Even When Location Services Disabled

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