Maple Grove Company Teaches Youth Cell Phone Etiquette, Responsibility
A company based in Maple Grove called Cell Phone Permit teaches young people the responsibilities that come with having a cell phone.
Sixth graders at Maranatha Christian Academy attend class twice weekly.
“They are just teaching you how to protect your dignity and the dignity of others and how to not get in trouble while using modern day technology,” explained Paul Solberg, a sixth grader taking the class.
Students learn about social media anxiety, cyber bullying and much more.
“When students are getting [phones] younger and younger, and their prefrontal cortex hasn’t developed to a point where it should be and they have a hard time navigating their own realty,” said Naomi Dahl with Cell Phone Permit.
Talking about how much to use your cell phone and when to disconnect is also part of the conversation.
“We really need to get ahead of this for our students so they can manage how they see themselves and are happy with themselves outside of their devices,” said Dahl.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Students talk about how to spread positivity, uplift others, and how to have a cell phone and use it for good.