13 Feb 2024

How phones disconnect teens from reality

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 13 February 2024

Children's author and blogger James Russell is a children's author has noticed a trend of teenagers using phones as an escape from awkward conversations.

In the process he realised that not being forced to plough through awkward small talk meant they weren't getting to the level of forging deeper connections.

Against the backdrop of the current phones in schools ban James joins Jesse to discuss his blog.

Funny teenage boy looking at the mobile

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