This simple solution to smartphone addiction is now used in over 600 U.S. schools

Smartphones can inhibit natural human engagement, invade privacy, or distract us from any number of things we need to pay attention to. So Yondr and companies like it provide ways to lock up people's phones, denying them an outlet for those urges to stay glued to the little screen. One school of many that mandates putting phones in Yondr pouches during school hours cites higher grades and lower disciplinary problems. At concerts, people pay more attention and are less preoccupied by the impulse to video everything they could simply be watching.

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