How smartphones can lead to danger

By Hannah and Aleena

Interesting Facts

  1. 58% of kids under 19 die because of Digital Distraction
  2. 1 in 3 people cross busy streets while using their phones
  3. 80% of teenagers sleep with their phones nearby
  4. 53 hours is the amount of time a teenager spends in front of a screen per week
  5. 3,339 is the average # of text a teenager sends or receives per month

Smartphone Storys

Christina stepped into a crosswalk and was struck by a car. She later died at the hospital.

Then there was a 16 year old boy in new york who walked into a telephone pole with such force he suffered a concussion.

In Ohio a 14 year old boy was walking across a bridge when he fell off, plummeting 8 feet into a rocky ditch. He sustained serious chest and shoulder injuries.

What is dopamine?

Dopamine is a feel good chemical that floods your brain and causes yourself to get closer and closer to your phone.

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