Negative Essay: How Are Smartphones Hurt Our Kids

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Smartphones Are Hurting Our Kids Although smartphones have only been around for 30 years, it has become a crucial part of our life. With smartphones, we are able to connect with colleagues, teachers, friends, families, and even the outside world. We have instant access to countless information and continuous updates on current events and issues. However, our obsession with smartphones has a dark side. Research over the past few years has shown that smartphones are actually hurting people, specifically children. For example, children who spend an increasing amount of hours on smartphones leads to the reduction of productivity, lack of communication, obesity, and more. The alarming issue is that more and more parents are buying smartphones for their children at a young age. With these concerns in mind, the real question is: when is it too young for children to have smartphones? Although children enjoy the entertainment of smartphones, too much screen time is not healthy for a child’s growth. In fact, too much smartphone usage not only hurts their health, but also their physical wellness. Compared to the first…show more content…
These are forms of malnutrition. Malnutrition is defined as the imbalance of nutrients and can occur in two forms. The first type of malnutrition develops due to the lack of proper nutrients and the second type occurs due to the excessive intake of nutrients. In this case, we are looking at the excessive intake of nutrients, which leads to overweight and obesity. As stated before, children spend two to three hours watching TV on average and six to eight hours using their smartphones. Thus, children chooses energy-dense food (foods high in calories, but low in nutritional values), such as chips, because they are cheaper compared to nutrient dense food, such as salad or fresh fruits. Not only that, but children also choose high-energy dense food because it takes little to no time to
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