By Finny, Special for USDR
Back-to-school season is in full swing, and unfortunately today’s youth have more distractions from their education than ever before. The average child now spends more than 8 hours a day on devices with the majority of this time spent on social media and mobile games. Studies continue to show the long-term developmental challenges this presents, with renowned psychologists predicting that Digital Addiction will be added to the American Psychiatric Associations’ list of Mental Disorders.
Finny, a Los Angeles based startup, is tackling this complex issue head on. Targeted to 7-14 year olds, their innovative app monitors unproductive device usage and interrupts by triggering custom educational content. Whether reinforcing traditional academic subjects, introducing new topics, or promoting physical activity, the platform makes screen time productive.
With both Android and iOS versions available for download, the company is changing device usage for thousands of children. Finny has replaced more than 20,000 hours of wasted device time with 618,000 new learning moments. Their solution has been endorsed by respected voices within the education community, and 90% of parents have reported an improvement in their children’s mobile habits. “Finny helps my kids have memories of being present and involved, not just in front of a screen,” said mommyblogger, Stacy Risenmay.
The company is focused on bringing awareness to the issue of device addiction and growing its engaged user base. “As parents ourselves, we felt compelled to create a practical solution to device addiction. And more importantly, we did not want our children growing up glued to their phones caring more about following the Kardashian’s on Snapchat than interacting with the world around them,” said Co-Founder & CEO Alex Bush.
Join the conversation and share how screen time is affecting your family using #devicesdown. Download today for free atmyfinny.com and bring some balance back to your child’s life.
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