A few times, she heard the sounds of the stairs creaking, as he tried to get online unnoticed. But over time, she says, he became more willing to unplug. Still, Rainey says that sometimes she gets up in the night and passes his bedroom to see whether the lights are on.
At the sound of her approach, his room goes dark.
“It’s this kind of silent game we play,” she says. “I know he’s staying up too late sometimes, and he knows, too.”” —Digital diversions leave teens, parents sleep-deprived