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Take a Trip Without Tech (Well, Almost)

Get off the Phone

Nothing is sadder than seeing a family pile out of their car at a scenic overlook and watching both kids and parents pull out their phones to text or check email. It makes you want to shout to your fellow tourists, "Hey, guys, that's the Grand Canyon down there!" It would be ideal -- but maybe not realistic -- to put phones on lockdown. But since they're handy for emergencies, connecting when family members get separated, and taking pictures and video, we must make peace with them. How about establishing a few rules that your family can agree on, such as "No texting during outings," "Phones for photos only until after 6," "Apps only in the car," or "Daytime is family time, friends are for after dinner"? — Common Sense Media

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