Phone-free time can be a lot of fun. Join a community like GabbLife™, which is full of artists and athletes like you. Connect over cool activities, like painting and skateboarding.
You can’t make art or play sports with your phone out. But you should also put it away at key times:
During homework: When do you do your homework? When you get home from school? Before dinner? Whenever it’s time to work on schoolwork, put your phone up where it won’t distract you. If you need to use your Calculator app or another tool, don’t open any other apps. Your parents or a sibling can help you stay accountable.
At the dinner table: For busy families, dinner is often the only time everyone is together. If you’re on your phone, you’re missing out! Don’t let your parents off the hook, either. This rule goes for everyone. Have the whole family put their phones in a basket – on silent – during dinner every night.
Hanging out with friends: Your phone can help you stay in touch with your friends and strengthen your friendships. But when you’re with your friends IRL, try to put your phone away. What’s the point of hanging out in person if your eyes are glued to your phone?