Research 

Science supports an "Away For The Day" policy. When students do not have the freedom of accessing their phones during school hours, they are more engaged socially and academically.

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Results of Screenagers' Survey of Cell Phone Policies and Parental Preferences in Middle Schools

 
 

56%

of middle schools allow students to carry phones on them all day.

 

82%

of parents of middle schoolers do not want their kids to use cell phones during school. 

 
 

2x

public schools are twice as likey to allow middle school kids to carry phones than private middle schools.

 

The Academic Impact of Cell Phones on Students

Studies reveal the potential for negative outcomes on academic success

 
 

75%

of teachers reported that the attention spans of students has decreased.

 

62%

of college students not using their phones scored Higher on Multiple Choice tests.

 
 

10.6%

lower test scores among students regularly interrupted by text messages.

 
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The Emotional Impact of Cellphones on Students

Studies reveal the potential for negative outcomes

 
 

31%

more 8th graders report feeling lonely in 2015 than in 2011.

 

56% 

of 8th graders who use social media frequently report feeling unhappy compared to 20% of 12th graders  who use it just as often.

 
 

20%

Teens who spend more time in person with friends than those who don’t, are 20% more likely to report being happy.