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7/6/19 - Now Some Families Are Hiring Coaches to Help Them Raise Phone-Free Children, New York Times. Nellie Bowles looks into a new trend of parents hiring coaches to help manage kids’ tech use. Do you need to spend the money? We offer suggestions for free. Stay tuned for our response.

5/8/19 - Turning Life On launches for parents, educators - Concord Journal

4/28/19 - Should Parents Pledge as a Group to Delay Giving Smartphones to Their Children? Concord Promise and TLO partner Dr. Richard Freed argued in favor of such pacts, citing research and the effects of screens on not just the child who has the phone but those who do not.

Alexandra Samuel presented a counter-opinion claiming this approach is a one-size-fits-all solution that does more harm than good. Check out our response here.

12/10/18 - Initiatives to Help You Moderate or Delay Kid Tech Use. Smartphone use is now a fact of life for kids. Ninety-five percent of teens ages 13 to 17 say they have a smartphone or access to one, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, and 45% report being online “almost constantly.” The most popular online platforms: YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat. Keep reading…

10/19/18 - WBZ - It Happens Here: Concord’s Push To Revolutionize Kids And Phones