Kids and smartphones: The relationship can be healthy or unhealthy

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Now that kids and teens are on summer vacation, they may be spending more time on their smartphones. Parents and educators are worried that they’re constantly distracted, anxious, depressed, and isolated. We talk about what the science says, and see what one local school chief is doing to get his students off smartphones.

Credits

Guests:
Luthern Williams - New Roads School, Laurence Steinberg - Temple University; author of “Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir