Our Brains on Smartphones
"The same chemicals are released in your brain when you get a text message as when you drink an alcoholic beverage, smoke a cigarette or gamble. What in essence is happening is we're allowing children from 6 to 10 years of age access to our lliquor cabinet when we give them a smartphone. Theyr'e constantly texting so they're continually getting high."
- John Gatica, MEd, director of Federal Programs for Communities in Schools in the South Plains — formerly a high school principal for 26 years and current PhD student in neuroscience.
The following links provide more information related to Mr. Gatica's statement.