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Monday, November 18, 2019

College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives

Nearly two dozen Adelphi University students made it a full week without their cell phones!

It was part of a college course intended to break the powerful addiction of smartphones.

It’s old school in Jacob Dannenberg’s dorm room – with an alarm clock to wake him. Handwritten notes remind him and an actual wristwatch helps to keep track of time.

No it wasn’t 1999, it was an Adelphi University course called “Life Unplugged.” where students did the unthinkable one week ago – handed over their smartphones.

“I’m freaking out, I could probably cry right now,” one student said.

It was a bold experiment to recognize today’s compulsive relationships with ever present devices.

Seven days later, “who’s excited they’re getting their phones back today?” Professor Donna Freitas asked.

Gone were the nerves and the shakes.

“Everything is perfect right now. I’m having a lot better relationships… it’s a stress free environment-- no pressure about social media,” Jacob Dannenberg said.



Anonymous said...

Spoiled Rotten Americans with their TOYS !!!

The Phone Company's Dream came True > Hooking
everyone , incl KIDS too on a damn phone !!!! $$$$$$$

Ruh Roh said...

social media does cause NEGATIVE STRESS..

just ask Navy Seal Robert O'Neal who killed BIN LADEN

Anonymous said...

I'm old school and that's how I like it,I have flip phone,I can make a call and answer a call,it doesn't take pictures or get on the internet or do any of that crap.If there is an emergency and I have to call someone or they have to call me they can,that's all I need,it works for me.

Anonymous said...

Do most people really use their cell phone for the clock and alarm?
I like to just open my eyes and see the time on the clock beside the bed and not have to reach for my phone just to look at the time. In fact, I leave my phone on the dining room table all night.