As smartphones and mobile devices become ever more integral to our daily lives, it is important that we understand the potential impact of such technology use by our children. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that we should use caution when introducing these devices to our children. Therefore, the City of Newton Health and Human Services and Newton Public Schools would like to partner with families around the use of smartphones and to provide guidance and resources as we navigate this new territory together.
Please take some time to visit the media, resources, and tools provided on this website. A good place to start is this introduction, which provides background information and rationale for our efforts. You can also watch the superintendent's community forum held in December 2017 with experts in the field of smartphone and technology use.
We look forward to working with you to ensure our students have a healthy relationship with technology and the tools it provides to us.