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Connections: How do cell phone notifications affect children and teenagers?

A high school teacher asked her students to turn their phone volumes up and asked them to record the number of notifications they received during a single class period. There were hundreds.

That sparked a debate about everything from cell phones as distractions, to the concern that child psychologists have about technology’s external rewards, such as notifications and likes. Our guests:

  • Leah Stacy, assistant professor in professional practice in English and communication at Nazareth College
  • Regan Wagner, English and communications and media major at Nazareth College
  • Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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