Study Tries To Change Status To…COLD TURKEY!

Pardon the word play, but this article is a bit chilling. Education reporter Jenna Johnson at The Washington Post reports on a study recently conducted at the University of Maryland. The two hundred students who participated were forced to not use technology for 24 hours, that’s right just one day, and you can probably predict the results. Some of the kids described how they quickly realized that they “addicted” to their smart phone, Facebook, IMing, texting, etc.
Here is one particularly telling comment from a student participant:
“…I felt quick alone and secluded from my life. Although I go to school with thousands of students, the fact that I was not able to communicate with anyone via technology was almost unbearable.”
Here is the site for the study and all the student comments. It’s enough to give you the shakes!

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