In comparison, the average hours a normal person watches is only two to three hours (Costa 55). Smartphones are the same way. When you spend too much time on your smartphone on a daily basis, it becomes an addiction (Boumosleh and Jaalouk 2). In her article, “Fast Forward: Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?,” Costa explains that teens use their phones six to eight hours a day. Addiction starting at an early age is not good for a child, especially when their brain is still
In the article “Excessive Homework Strains Family Life”, the author starts by writing about what students are missing out on due to homework; one topic she mentioned was exercise: “Kids who don 't have time for play and recreational activities, such as softball teams or dance, just don 't get to move around a lot—and there is evidence that exercise actually helps with academics” (Ponte n.pg.). Homework takes an exponential toll on students, which causes some to forfeit their sports in order to finish their assignments on time. In addition to losing the time for physical activity, being on sports teams allows children to learn social skills and meet new people. Instead, they are spending time by themselves completing their interminable homework assignments. Furthermore, in the article “Parents Should Take Action Against Excessive Homework”, Nancy Kalish continues writing about the inadequate amount of physical activity had by students and states that too much homework causes kids to miss out on playtime which is necessary for preventing childhood obesity (Kalish n.pg.).
Imagine a world where teens get more time to do homework, have less stress, and have higher grades. That is what it would be like if teens didn't multitask. All over the world teens think they can effectively multitask, but reality is they can not. Multitasking for teens is texting or listening to music while studying. Teens cannot effectively multitask because it takes them way more time to do their homework when they multitask, teenagers get lower grades due to sending dozen texts messages while studying, and their brains can’t fully focus on one task and/or they are not aware of their surroundings.
When they’re texting, looking at Facebook, or cruising on the Internet and listening to a lecture or discussion and trying to take notes, they aren’t dealing with the content as well as they would be if they just focused on listening and note taking.” In the article the author talks about how students are becoming distracted by their smart devices during, which results in the student having bad grades. Also the author talks about methods that teachers could use to get students to put away their phones. Some of the methods include reading your school 's policy on cell phones to the class or creating a presentation on the school 's cell phone policy and having the class take notes for a grade. This article is not credible simply because the only source that they have comes from a blog that a professor wrote.
“After just 30 minutes of screen time a day, researchers saw that children’s grades began a steady decline. After two hours of it, researchers observed a dramatic drop in grades, and after four hours a day, the average GPA fell an entire grade level.” (Adams). This could be because teens are so focused on what is happening on the other side of their phone and not what is happening in front of them. So instead of working on a project and getting it completed, they constantly check their phone which could make teens less focused on their project.
Some people may think that phones aren’t a big deal because teachers don’t even let them use it during classes; however students can be very sneaky and use it anyways to get no work done. 75% of the students in the United States of America are distracted by their phone even when the teacher does not allow the phones to be in use during school hours. Using their phones when they are not supposed too can cause them to fail their classes since they are not paying any attention to the school work. In conclusion the “shut down your screen” week will only benefit us very much.
Educational tools should be teachers, games, books, just not tablets. If humans didn 't need technology 40 years ago, why now? Why do we have to risk every piece of humanity we have left inside us just to be on a tablet? Connecting with students and having a teacher and student bond is important in a student 's life. Not having physical exercise even having it available twice a week can lead to health issues.
Not only did it put stress on student it also pressure the teacher because if any student was to fail it would put the teacher in the line of question why the student wasn’t able to pass. Now think about standardized testing in a work environment. Picture it you come in to work every day on time do all the project your manger assign you. You’re the ideal employee and after three year they make you take a one test and you don’t pass the test by a few point. Now that promotion you were in line to get goes right out the window along with all the other effort you put in the previous 3 years.
The average teenager sends between 50 and 100 text messages a day and 84% of teenagers with cell phones sleep with! next to or on top of their cell phones. Only about 20 percent of teenagers are getting the 9-10 hours of sleep that are recommended. Limited sleep results in poor performance in school, and a higher chance of becoming ill. Cell phones often lead to limited sleep and poor performance at school.
People can miss out on life if they are busy trying to record it. Parents using phone can spread of use of phones and ignoring someone to entertain themselves. In the article, “For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone,” Patti Neighmond said, “Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail - and the consequences for their children can be troubling”. This shows that kids will be more likely to use technology if there parents are doing it. In the article, “For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone,” Patti Neighmond states, “Radesky started noticing how often
Recently at Lenoir City High School, we have switched to 1 on 1 learning, which means we have switched from pencils and papers to online. Laptops are a distraction to be students because they tend to surf the web while they’re on them. On the other hand, laptops can be very useful to students because they help provide tools for them. Laptops have a negative effect on students because they can distract themselves and their peers. Laptops are distracting to students because the students just happen to end up on their laptops doing something.