Teenage expert suggests ban on mobile phones in schools has health benefits

Expect Me has been working with one of Australia’s leading adolescent psychologists, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, in bringing his current research findings on teenage mental health issues to communities across regional NSW in 2019.

One such event occurred in Port Macquarie in August, with media coverage of the event highlighting Dr Carr-Gregg’s suggestion that a ban on mobile phones in schools would benefit teenagers’ mental health.

Hear it from Dr Michael HERE on HitFM Mid-North Coast

See the event television news coverage on NBN News 

Read it HERE on the local high school community newsletter, Hastings Secondary College.

It isn’t surprising though, that by reducing the amount of distractions in the daytime by over-use of mobile devices in class time, the health benefits to individuals would include improved focus, greater inter-personal communication skills, rest and relaxation time, and time for growing brains to digest all that has been delivered in the class.

It may be controversial, but Dr Michael also proposes a mobile phone license for all students. Listen to his comments HERE or watch his interview HERE on Prime 7 News.

See the newspaper article on Port Macquarie News 

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will be delivering his message to regional NSW in August and September this year, with the following events:

“Raising Happy, Resilient Kids” – Wagga Wagga Community Event, hosted by Riverina Bluebell – Get TICKETS

“The Real Wired Child” – Griffith Community Event, hosted by Hanwood Public School P&C – Get TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased on these links.

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