Are cell phones hurting the next generation? 

A recent article on CNN was about government-run camps to treat teen internet addiction in South Korea. After reading the article, I thought what a fantastic idea. I wonder how many parents think their kids are addicted to their cell phones. The South Koreans may be on to something.  

According to South Korea’s government, in 2018, 98% of South Korean teens used a cell phone.  The article mentioned a 16-year who, after spending 13 hours straight on her cellphone, signed herself up for the camp. Her phone gave her continuous entertainment, and when she got bored, she moved on to the next video or game. She felt detached from reality when on her phone. Her grades were slipping, and she fought with her dad about her phone usage daily.  

The camps are for children between the ages of 10-18 years old. These 12-day detox programs focus on getting teens involved with activities that include arts and crafts, sports, and even scavenger hunts. They also include one-on-one, family, and group counseling sessions to discuss their phone usage. They have the kids practice mediation for 30 minutes before they go to bed.  

It sounds wonderful!  

Parents my age (40-50 years old) remember a time when we spent much of our downtime outside, talking and hanging out with our friends, going to the movies, or watching TV with our family. We had to find ways to entertain ourselves. My son attends band camp for one week every summer. There is no cell connection at the camp. Kids are forced into keeping themselves occupied with activities and forced into conversing with one another. 

I look forward to this one week a year that my teen is cell phone free for seven days. It makes me think that the US may need to take a page from the South Korean handbook on internet addiction.   

Spread the love



How Not to Digest the Political Sandwich of  Balderdash – Doublespeak – Bullxxxx

Technically speaking, each of these three things is slightly different. Practically speaking, they are all the same in the attempt to confuse, distract, and deceive the reader, listener, buyer, and voter. We all know that each of these verbal tactics is normal behavior for most politicians and slick salespeople. They are prevalent at this time of year—election season. During this political season, when you are facing several important decisions on issues ranging from birth and

Spread the love

Ponderous Prepositions and Prefixes

Nothing is more symptomatic of our declining language skills than the increased misuse of prepositions and prefixes. People today feel compelled to tinker with proper word usage in speech by adding those handy prepositions and prefixes. Take traffic reports, for instance. Traffic on Route 1 is “easing up,” “easing down,” “easing off,” or “easing out,” but never just “easing.” What is “easing up” traffic?  Is that when cars levitate? Levitating cars certainly would ease traffic.

Spread the love

Motivating Others

In this 30-minute recorded webinar, you will learn the difference between inspiration and motivation. We will introduce the unique Motivation Matrix and use it to identify the six elements needed to motivate anyone. Spread the love

Spread the love


Tell us what’s on your mind: