Phillip Wenturine, a high school teacher at Leon High School, in Florida, met some of the First Week Flip Phone team at a conference and was inspired to challenge his class of teenagers to take an adapted version of the challenge.
By Friday, 20 students were giving up their smartphones. Here are the words of some of them about their smartphone detox experience:
Realised how good it felt to be detached from all of the fake social media b.s.
At first I was finding myself instinctually reaching into my empty pocket. But as the week progressed, I noticed a major increase in productivity at school.
Over half of the students mentioned an increase in productivity without being prompted.