We need to teach our teens how to be away from their phones.
If a teen already has a phone, set up a schedule where they are away from it. And when introducing a phone to a child, post a schedule where they must put it away. Acknowledge the panic feelings that can set in when the phone is away, and talk about strategies to overcome this feeling. Remember, your kids are watching how you use your phone, so make a schedule for yourself and be sure to stick to it!