My teenager, “I’m just using my phone for research.”
Mom, “Um at 9 o’clock at night, when you’ve had all afternoon?”
According to a study completed in 2010 at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., teens send an average of 34 texts a night after bed. You can read more on it here.
The average teenager gets 7 hours of sleep, and they need 9.5 hours of sleep according the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Although, I am sure my son would never play games, watch a movie, text, or look up inappropriate things on his phone after bedtime (ha ha ha), it’s best to take the temptation away. I sleep better (knowing what he has access to) and so does he (with no distractions).