Take My Phone, Please! College Students on Devices, Anxiety, and Real Connection

In the ongoing conversation about smartphones and teen anxiety, there’s often an important voice missing: teens themselves! Professor Joni Siani, MEd and her Manhattanville College students discussed their relationships with digital devices, how parents’ expectations of connectedness can affect young people’s anxiety, and what they learned when they unplugged for one week during the No App for Life challenge.