"I will reduce my smart phone & computer usage by 10% (calls, texts, gaming) and turn off all electronic devices one hour before going to bed but only if 20 other local people will do the same."
— Joseph Santillo
Deadline to sign up by: 15th June 2013
34 people signed up (14 over target)
Country: United States
Place: 06830 (view map)
Electronic addiction has become more than a problem; It has become an epidemic. As part of my Capstone Project, I want to raise awareness and promote forward progress toward this issue. Data shows that anywhere from 1.4% to 17.9% of adolescents are addicted to the Internet and 37% of teens say they feel they wouldn’t be able to live without a cellphone once they had it. The Internet Addiction rate among 7th graders in Taiwan is 10.8%. Teens are sleep deprived from middle of the night texts and late night gaming. You can start to make a difference by participating in my pledge. I will donate $1 for every pledge to The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction.
Joseph Santillo, the Pledge Creator, joined by: