How smartphones harm kids

In the September 2017 issue, The Atlantic published an article on the dangers of smartphones and adolescents. The Indieflix film LIKE, which we are screening this Thursday at 7:00 at Del Val University, directly references this article as important in bringing awareness to smart phones and social media. For more information and reserve a free ticket visit: https://lotusla.org/like-movie-january-30-2020 Have Smartphones destroyed a generation? Story by Jean M. Twenge: One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s…

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Helping teens find purpose

  “Project Wayfinder was born out of trying to make advisory more meaningful,” Cook-Deegan said. “And it was born out of a question about how you get students to develop a sense of purpose in their lives, which for the most part high school doesn’t really do.” Cook-Deegan believes purpose is a critical component of adolescent development that is utterly lacking from traditional high schools. His theory is based largely on the work of Stanford psychologist William Damon, who says a sense of purpose is “the long-term, number…