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The Growing Move Away From Screen Time

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By Neenah Payne

When Steve Jobs introduction of the iPhone in 2007, it was pure magic and immediately changed our lives in myriad ways! Wired wrote in a 2018 retrospective of the first decade of the iPhone: "It's not just the bestselling gadget ever created: It's probably the most influential one, too."  About 2 billion iPhones have been sold since its introduction, with nearly 800 million in use around the world today – about one for every 10 people on the planet.  The iPhone was soon followed by Androids. Now nearly 60% of American adults own a smartphone – up from 58% in 2014. About 61% of those reading this page are probably using a smartphone!

The cellphone has perhaps had the most powerful impact on society (both positive and negative) in the 21st century. It puts not only a telephone in our hands but access to the internet, a zoom camera that allows us to takes amazing photos and videos and send them anywhere in the world for free instantly, along with a calculator, a clock, the weather, a GPS device, payment tools, and endlessly amazing apps that continue to expand its usefulness exponentially.

However, a growing number of people are realizing there are serious downsides to cellphones. They find they and their families are happier and smarter when they detox from cell phones and social media.

Research shows mobile phone addiction affects millions