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Cell Phone Usage Challenge
Cell Phone Usage Challenge
Grand View SWAT
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cell Phone Usage Challenge

  • The typical cell phone user touches his or her phone 96 times every day. That’s once every 10 minutes.

  • Teenagers, on average, spend 7 hours and 22 minutes on their phones each day. Tweeners (8 to 12) spend 4 hours and 44 minutes each day. Adults average 3 to 4 hours a day. 

Impact of too much cell phone usage:

  • Impacts short-term memory and problem solving.

  • Affects our sleep.

  • Feel more unhappy, depressed, and stressed.

  • Less productive.

  • Increases obesity.

The Grand View Student Wellness Action Team (SWAT) encourages teachers, parents, and students to try one or more of these challenges for the next seven days. 

  • Turn off notifications
  • Limit time on social media or games.

  • Put the phone away an hour before bedtime.

  • Turn on the do not disturb feature before going to bed. 

  • Charge your phone away from your bed.

  • Put the phone away while eating.

  • Put your phone away when you get home.

Things to do instead of looking at your phone:

  • Play outside

  • Read a book

  • Draw, paint, or create something artistic 

  • Take a walk

  • Ride a bike

  • Visit your grandparents

  • Write in a journal

  • Make a bucket list

  • Play a board game

  • Listen to music

  • Hang out with friends/family

  • Clean your room

  • Go through your closet

  • Rearrange your bedroom

  • Learn to cook something new

  • Go exploring

  • Cuddle with your dog

  • Star gaze

  • Work on a puzzle

  • Make a scrapbook

  • Watch a sunrise or sunset