Connecting Without Technology

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To help high school students understand the importance of experiencing the world around them without a smartphone in hand, Riverhead High School Principal Dr. Charles Regan spent time talking to students about their cellphone use. 

Through the week of Sept. 18, Dr. Regan visited all social studies classes and encouraged students to not only think about their relationship with their cellphones, but he also encouraged them to try to spend less time without them in their hands. 

In driving his message home, Dr. Regan showed the students a TED talk titled, “Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy.”  The short video featured psychologist Adam Alter.