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Final jeopardy answer, under the category “Average teenager with a cell phone”

Answer “2617”  (key in jeopardy music)

Question; “What is the average number of times young people touch, swipe, or tap their phones in one day?”

My thoughts go to the word “Boundaries” What are they? Who establishes them? Why are they there? President J.F.Kennedy stated “ Don’t ever take a fence down, until you know the reason why it was put up.” In the realm of parenting, boundaries are extremely important to establish the routines that will create the necessary life skills in a growing individual.

Cell phone use seems to have no boundaries. Children, at a progressively earlier age, are being allowed to touch, swipe and tap their phones during dinner, late at night or at any other available moment.

Tristan Harris, former design ethicist at Google, expressed his concern that the hijacking of people’s minds and weaknesses occurred when you can persuade people to keep scrolling,

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