Cutting screen time is not easy but in five years I have seen an increase among my young students in the use of paper.
Digital devices are not allowed in class, they take great notes with pen and paper.
Several each semester “discover” a paper calendar and/or to-do list which they rave about as a great way to manage their time — digital devices are capable but also loaded with distractions.
Some even read books, the kind that are printed in addition to what’s available online.
And I’ve come to discover their reasoning: spend less time with screens which they acknowledge as being deleterious to their health causing sleep problems and increased anxiety.
Reducing screen time doesn’t mean throwing away your phone, it simply means putting it in the best place to work for you.