Pope Francis remarked on our highly digitalized culture, which has seen a staggering impact of cell phone use that affects attention, academic performance, and mental health.
The De Smet Jesuit graduate enters society with more than just an excellent education; he is prepared to engage in a dynamic world where technology is at the forefront.
Upon enrolling at De Smet Jesuit, students lease a tablet PC, a laptop with modifications designed especially with students in mind. The tablets feature a pen and multi-touch display for efficient navigation of applications, as well as speech/audio recognition. Plus, its size makes for easy portability and more desk space. Upon graduation, many students take their laptops from De Smet Jesuit for continued technological success at college.
For more on teenagers, technology, and cell phone use in high schools:
We have compiled professional advice from our Dean of Students, wisdom from our faculty and staff, links to research articles from outside organizations, and tips from industry experts. At De Smet Jesuit High School, we are committed to helping our young men navigate this changing world and walking with them such that they can find God in this new digital age.
New policy begins fall of 2019 where cell phones will be stored in pouches during academic, spiritual, and communal times.
10 tips to control your cell phone usage from Dean of Students Mr. Lenzini plus links to additional resources.
Some app engineers and tech industry executives reveal that they design technology with the intent to create addiction.
We have provided a number of the resources that we have used to educate ourselves about this important issue. We hope you find them helpful.