Would you take away their phone?


We recently shared this video on our social channels, but I wanted to bring the discussion here to The Neighborhood as well. Take a few minutes and check out this 12-year-old’s take on having her smartphone removed from her daily life for 1 month:

If your child had a smartphone, would feel comfortable doing this?

  • Yes
  • No

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What’s the longest period of time you’d have your child/teen/pre-teen smartphone-less?

  • 1-2 Days/a weekend
  • 3 days- 1 week
  • A couple weeks - 1 Month
  • Several Months
  • Remove entirely (potentially replace with alternative)

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For those of you who have reserations, what are they regarding?

  • How will I be able to keep in touch with my child?
  • I don’t want my child to feel like I don’t trust them
  • I don’t want my child ostracized for not having phone
  • They’re going to hate me
  • As soon as I give them the phone back, they’ll pick up where they left off
  • I can’t guarantee this is received as an education and not as a punishment
  • Other- comment below

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