Screen time usage has shown that it disturbs sleep cycle and leads to exhaustion and confusion, and if not fixed, serious medical issues. Sleep is the way that the body resets and heals so that the next day the body can continue working correctly, if not properly rested the body can have trouble functioning. In “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, Mildred watches a lot of TVs which doesn’t allow her to sleep so she has to take sleeping pills every night. At one point she downs the entire bottle of pills and overdoses. Due the confusion and exhaustion, she forgot how many pills she took and kept taking them until the entire bottle was empty. In the article “Dumb & Dumber: Interactive screen time is worse than TV” by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D., she writes “researchers observed that just 30 minutes of either computer use or
In order to determine whether the previous results from Minnesota were accurate, researchers conducted a study on the impact of delaying the school start time by half an hour as well as observing how it affects teens ' moods, behaviors, and daytime sleepiness (Burke 37). The experiment was conducted on students from an independent high school in Rhode Island (Burke 37). Nearly 200 students varying from grades 9 through 12 took the Sleep Habits Survey online once before the start time was adjusted and again, two months after it was changed from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. The survey consisted of a comprehensive, 8 page survey that had questions centered around sleep behaviors (Burke 37). After analyzing the data, what the researchers found was intriguing. The amount of students getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night went down by 97.4% from the time of the first survey to the second. Those who were receiving 8 or more hours a night increased all the way from 16.4% to 54.7% (Burke 37). Although the number of students reporting bad quality of sleep and short sleep duration decreased significantly from the first survey to the next, students still had difficulty falling asleep several times a week (Burke 37). The second survey also reported a decrease in fatigue, sleepiness during the day, and symptoms of depression. Most health-related issues and complaints such as class attendance and visits to the school 's nurse’s office also decreased from the first survey to the other (Burke
Middle Schoolers should have a bed time. They are constantly busy doing sports or homework which means they need their sleep. Sleep is very important. Middle Schoolers need to be healthy and do well in sports/school. Sometimes it is hard for Middle Schoolers to get to bed on time because they have a lot of things going on. They can’t always go to bed on time but, they need to try to as much as possible. Parents always want their Middle Schoolers to go to bed on time but they can’t always do that because of sports or school. They are extremely busy most days and can’t get to bed on time. But, they still should have a bed time, they are constantly busy with sports or homework but they still need to get sleep as much as possible.
Child development is one of the main aspects of growing and developing as a human being, especially Cognitive Development. Encyclopedia of Children’s Health defines cognitive development as “The construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.” Starting from a young age, babies begin to learn about the world that surrounds them. They learn and absorb new information in the environment that surrounds them. These skills continue to grow stronger as babies brain continue to develop more through experiences and the expansion of their surroundings. As they become older, they will find it more difficult to develop
People should consider the many effects of technology. The effects are why ED White should participate in "shut down your screen week". Participating would help stop the health problem before it starts or gets worse. Also, participating can keep the mind focused it the real world and on important things.
Albert Einstein once said, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation full of idiots” (Einstein). Unfortunately, that day has already come as technology has far beyond exceeded human interaction. Fortunately, an event has been established to help the world unplug. “Shut Down Your Screen Week” (SFW) is an annual event, encouraging families, schools, and communities to turn off screens and “turn on life.” Instead of relying on digital entertainment, participants spend time with family, read, and get involved in life. Not only will SFW give more time for creativity and healthy activities, but also reduce the need for technology. Some people believe Shepherd Public schools should not participate
Emily Richmond says that under sleeping is bad for students. ”Both the CDC and the pediatricians’ group cited significant risks that come with lack of sleep, including higher rates of obesity and depression and motor-vehicle accidents among teens as well as an overall lower quality of life.”(2) This quote is important because it is saying the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has said that undersleeping could increase many health risks. Many people will, and have been affected by undersleeping. People have gotten obese, have sleep deprivation, and heart
Nanea Hoffman argues against traditional beliefs in regard to how long children should be on their devices. One situation Hoffman discusses is the idea that with longer screen time induces a vegetative state where her children cannot be peeled off of their device. Hoffman states that her children are given as much screen time as they would like, as long as all of their normal around-the-house duties are met. She also argues that she does not give her children total control over electronics as she knows the passwords for each device. Hoffman says that one way other families use electronics may be different than how hers does. The author believes their way of using laptops and handheld devices is a way to being her family close to people, weather that be to friends or each other.
Have you ever played or used screen time all day? Have you considered how much time you have in a day and maybe limit your screen time? You should spend time with friends developing face to face conversations. The amount of screen time is a huge concern for doctors and parents about adolescents. People believe that screen time should be increased to four hours, however this is not the case. Screen time should be limited to two hours because screen time creates distractions and can foster negative behaviors.
It is true, kids love to play. But, playing all of the time is not at all possible as it can affect their studies, but what if they are enjoying and studying at the same time? It can undoubtedly be said that kids belonging to the present generation are so fortunate to have the interactive learning techniques by their side with an intention to attain the fun and education simultaneously.
Video games, use of computers and Wii games are extensively used by the youth of every nation. These new world accessories have become a menace for the health of children and this issue has been studied in many researches. Researches also highlighted that excessive use of video, computer and Wii games have detrimental effects on the health of children (RSK, 2014). However, Wii and Xbox games keep children pretty much in action but there are a lot of games which keep the children sitting for hours with poor posture. Many such issues have caused severe back problems in children and thus, several researches concluded that playing too much video games and spending half or more of the day in front of video games and screens causes psychological problems along with physical problems in children.
Technology has always been progressing thus it is rampant in our society today. We use technology; depend on technology in our daily life and our needs and demands for technology keep on rising (Ramey, 2012). Wherever you look, you will see people holding different kinds of technology like cell phone, laptop, tablets and etc. It appears to most of us that technology is a necessity to the point where we can no longer live without it. According to Gavin (2013), technology moves at a rapid pace, and can be hard to keep up with at times. The current study is the effects of exposure to technology on young children. As we become increasingly more reliant and absorbed in technology, it is no surprise that today’s children have become avid users as well (Hatch, 2011). Children at the age of three or four already have tablets, smart phones, and others; they could easily attain technologies and would even demand for one. As it makes easier for us, technology has both positive and negative impacts especially on young children. It comes with great opportunities but these opportunities likewise come with great risk
They often say, “Stop looking at the television and stop playing video games”, but they do not realize that these games help teens and children. “While a great many studies have been done, science has a long way to go before we fully understand the impact video games can have” (“Preface to” 1). Playing video games can “improve-spatial capacity, visual acuity, task switching, decision making and object tracking” (“Preface to” 1). Playing video games “has shown to enhance low-level vision, visual attention, processing speed and statistical inference... future studies are likely to uncover both detrimental effects of video games and significant benefits of their employment as learning and rehabilitation tools” (“Preface to” 1, 2). So studies prove that looking at a television for hours is not harmful to children or teens. “ And because of brain plasticity-based exercises can improve the performance characteristics of the brain of almost every child, these new game-like tools shall be at the core of a schooling revolution” (“Preface to” 2).
We are currently living in the 'Net Generation', the internet being in the heart of it. The internet has become very widespread and available with almost one third of the World’s 6.8 billion people using it every day, amongst which includes school children as Well. Hence the internet is an essential part of the net generation's daily life. So it is no Surprise that the internet has such a huge influence on all of us, especially the younger Generation. Therefore, since the internet has such a revolutionary effect on all. It is Crucial to explore and dig out the impact it is having on us, especially the young children of today, for whom the internet is not a new technology but a daily necessity and