Carrie Mengelkoch, a mother of three in Gainesville, Fla., wants her kids to do what she did during her childhood summers — go outside, find some other kids, be bored and ride bikes. But she has noticed there just aren’t many other children outside anymore for them to even play with. Her kids — ages 10, 13 and 15 — are still on screens up to six hours a day, though she’ll negotiate an hour of Mario Kart for an hour outside.
Many of the district’s 34,000 students are fed up, too, Haney added. In Utah, students can access an app called SafeUT, managed by the Utah