College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives
Nearly two dozen Adelphi University students made it a full week without their cell phones! As CBS2 first told you last week, it was part of a college course intended to break the powerful addiction of smartphones.
Itâ€™s old school in Jacob Dannenbergâ€™s dorm room â€“ with an alarm clock to wake him. Handwritten notes remind him an actual wristwatch to keep track of time.
No it wasnâ€™t 1999, it was an Adelphi University course called â€śLife Unplugged.â€ť where students did the unthinkable one week ago â€“ handed over their smartphones....
IT would not work in CHina, where the phone is their preferred method of paying in stores. Japan stores that have a lot of Chinese tourists have had to adapt their payment systems to allow them to pay with their phones. Nowadays, kids do not know what 'dial a number' means, unless they are watching old TV shows like Perry Mason or Andy Griffith.