Screen Education today conducted 2 teacher workshops during the Westerville, OH, school district's in-service teacher training day.
The workshops covered the mechanisms of smartphone addiction and its consequences, and then provided a framework to help teachers assess their personal motivation for addressing the problem, the level at which they wish to address it, and the techniques they wish to use.
The Westerville City School District is located in the Columbus, OH, area that is comprised of 24 schools, 1,000 teachers, and 15,000 students.
BARCLAYs BANk EQUITY RESEARCH REPORT CENTERS AROUND RESEARCH BY SCREEN EDUCATION, EMI, & STARK STATISTICAL CONSULTING
Barclays Bank today published an equity research report for its institutional investment clients that focuses primarily on research conducted by Screen Education, EMI Research Solutions, and Stark Statistical Consulting.
The report --- published under the category "Sustainable and Thematic Investing", and titled "Smartphone Addiction: The Gen Z Backlash" --- is centered around our "Teen Smartphone Addiction National Survey/2018", and draws heavily from our webinar titled "Gen Z And The Backlash Against Smartphone Addiction", which was published in June.
The Barclays report includes an extensive infographics review of the survey's findings, along with a transcript of an interview with Michael Mercier, Screen Education's President, on how the backlash against smartphone addiction may impact Gen Z.
The report was generated as a service to Barclays' clients and will not be made available to the public.
A report published by eMarketer cites research data from a survey conducted in April by Screen Education, @EMI - Research Solutions, and @Stark Statistical Consulting, and includes quotes from an interview eMarketer conducted with Michael Mercier, Screen Education's President, on October 1.
The report, titled "Digital Life of US Teens", provides a snapshot of the online habits and behaviors of contemporary US teens, including the use of social media, streaming video, and gaming, and their views about online advertising.
In addition to survey data from Screen Education's jointly-conducted survey, the report also cites survey data from the @Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Deloitte, Pew Research Center, @Common Sense Media, The Harris Poll (Harris Insights & Analytics), The Washington Post, and Piper Jaffray, among others.
The report is available at no charge to eMarketer subscribers, and may be purchased by non-subscribers.
Screen Education's President, Michael Mercier, served as an expert panelist during the Q&A session that followed Roncalli High School's screening of the documentary film Screenagers, which addresses the problem of smartphone addiction.
Roncalli High School screened the film at 7:30, and held a 45-minute Q&A session afterward in which a panel of experts fielded questions from Roncalli parents.
Roncalli High School is a private Catholic school located in Indianapolis, IN.
Nationally syndicated radio show host Bill Cunningham interviewed Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education, on August 16th, on his local weekday show.
Bill Cunningham's weekday show, titled The Big Show With Bill Cunningham, airs Monday-Friday, from 12:00-3:00 PM,on AM 700 WLW in Cincinnati.
The interview centered around the nature of smartphone addiction, Screen Education's research on smartphone addiction, and approaches to address the problem. A recording of the interview is available here.
Cunningham's national show --- Live On Sunday Night, It's Bill Cunningham --- airs from 9:00-12:00 PM each Sunday, is nationally syndicated on nearly 350 stations.
Michael Mercier of Screen Education and Brian Lamar of EMI Research Solutions met with Congressman Jim Jordan (OH-04) in his Lima, OH, office. During this meeting we shared the findings of our Teen Smartphone Addiction National Survey 2018, and discussed the CAMRA Act, a bill introduced by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts that will allocate $95 Million for research on teen smartphone addiction.
On August 1 Brian Lamar, VP Insights at EMI Research Solutions, and Michael Mercier, President of Screen Education, had a very productive meeting with Senator Sherrod Brown's Cincinnati staff to discuss a variety of issues, including possible amendments to the CAMRA Act.
The CAMRA Act, which was introduced last week by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will allocate $95 Million over the next 5 years to conduct research on the impact of digital devices and media on child development. CAMRA enjoys both bicameral and bipartisan support.
This proposed legislation is a sign of the tidal wave of concern that has emerged in the last 7 months over smartphone use among children. This bold move by our legislature reflects the degree to which society is mobilizing to address this problem.
Congressman Brad Wenstrup, on July 30th, published a press release to promote his July 25th House floor speech on school safety.
The press release, titled "Wenstrup Highlights School Safety Innovation", in part reads:
"Last week, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) delivered a speech on the House floor highlighting some of the innovative work that organizations in Ohio’s Second District are doing to explore how to make our schools safer. Screen Education and EMI Research Solutions, both from Cincinnati, partnered with Stark Statistical Consulting to conduct surveys of student attitudes towards violence, social media, and technology. Bully Bully of Cincinnati developed an anonymous app for reporting intimidation or harassment in schools, with resources for both students and school administrators."
The press release contains a full transcript of the Congressman's speech.
On August 14th Screen Education's Michael Mercier will speaking at the luncheon of the Miami Valley Human Resource Association about smartphone addiction and its impact on employee wellness and workplace productivity.