WICHITA FALLS, TX - Half of all U.S. teenagers say they are addicted to their cell phones.
Experts say parents should set limits to help teens stop their cell phone addictions. They need to take the phone out of the environment, when necessary, if the teen refuses. It helps for families to have a designated area where everyone turns off their phones and leaves them at bedtime. They advise having certain times throughout the day when you turn off your phone, such as at dinner. They also encourage teens to practice mindfulness by focusing on being in the moment instead of always on the phone.
“Teens need to stop using their cell phone as a security blanket and start connecting with people on a day to day basis.”