Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R, OH-02) highlighted 2 research studies by Screen Education during his July 25th floor speech on school safety.
Early in the speech he cited statistics from our June, 2018, Teen Smartphone Addiction National Survey, which was done in collaboration with EMI Research Solutions and Stark Statistical Consulting.
Later in the speech he cited findings from our 2017 research with teens at Camp Livingston, a summer camp located in Bennington, Indiana.
Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education, and Brian Lamar, VP of Insights at EMI Research Solutions, met with Congressman Wenstrup in early July. During that meeting we shared with him the findings from our Teen Smartphone Addiction National Survey/2018. It was during that meeting that he decided that he would make this House floor speech. He was particularly interested in the implications our research had for understanding possible causes of school violence --- an issue that is of great concern to him.
During the meeting we proposed future research regarding social media, bullying, and school violence, using our Bullying Process Model to frame the discussion.