This letter is on behalf of Britany Rounion. I am a Dean at John F. Kennedy where Britany attended school for the 2014-2015 school year. Britany started missing school quite frequently and I started checking up on her due to her attendance. We quickly developed a good relationship and she started confiding in me when she was having problems at home. Britany lived with her twenty-one year old sister, Crystal, her 5 year old brother, Geovonii and her step-father, George.
According to a recent survey conducted by Common Sense Media, people spend about 9 to 10 hours on technology every day. According to an article on CNN, the recommended amount of time is two hours or less. The kids in “The Veldt” played in the nursery for way over two hours. This caused them to get addicted to the nursery. A problem in “The Veldt” was that they were addicted to technology.
While food banks can be helpful, they also cannot always accommodate for a large amount of families in need. “And last Thanksgiving a food bank in Connecticut gave away four thousand more turkeys than the year before and still ran out of birds.” Anna’s essay, School’s Out for Summer, displays evidence that child hunger is a major problem in the United
Introductory Paragraph Television is something people usually like to watch, and it mainly takes up all of their time. They do not have any time to mingle or talk with others. The average child and teen between 8 to 18 years old will spend an average of four hours a day in front of a TV, computer, or even on their phone. When a kid wakes up in the morning, the first thing they do to start their day is go to school which is about an 8 hour average for most schools. Your average person typically needs 8 hours of sleep.
Not to mention I have five younger brothers and sisters. I would have to it in the car with them the whole entire trip and they’re very loud. I don’t like being in the car with them for ten minutes, I didn’t know how I was going to survive a whole trip. The day of the trip my mom woke all of us up at six am, I was tired, I was hoping I would get to sleep in since I was on break. She could of told of me I wasn’t, because I was sure cherishing my sleep.
First, over 700 million dollars is being lost per year just because of the time wasted counting pennies! Imagine you want to buy a nice TV that costs a thousand dollars and you’ve been saving up pennies for awhile now and you think you have enough. You get to the checkout aisle and you sit there for 30 minutes counting all your pennies making a bunch of people angry because they have to wait in line behind you while you count them all. You could get out of that store way faster if you counted nickels or quarters instead of all those pennies. Also, according to
I guess that led to the development of my interest in modern television series, which I would spend hours binging the entire season. My family would watch television during dinnertime and we would spend the night discussing the plot of a drama series, I think it really gave us a common topic to bond over. Time passed and I had a regular preteen phase where I obsessed over celebrities, so magazines are without a doubt the best way to find out every detail about their lives. I have to say that mass media played a fairly big part of my early life. Being a millennial, social media has definitely had more impact on myself than the mass media, so I will be focusing my account on the former.
Did you know that statistics show that the average American spends 40 hours a week watching TV (Chambers, 2015)? Some Americans even spent 121 billion minutes a month on social media. Those numbers astonish me. I think before my starting college I may have heard TV that much at least, but I was and am too active to sit while listening to watch it. As for the Facebook, I was active, possible not this much, but some of my friends think I 've died because I no longer have time to write my funny daily novels in the life of Rhondaism 's, as it is referred to; or sadly even say hi.
Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho values sleep so much she likes to call it the game changer for people, who want more energy. A company by the name, Salio, were monitored for up to 7 months, when they gave their workers treadmill desks. The study showed that the workers energy levels increased and the workers burned extra calories. I never thought it this way, but it also told us that sitting for two hours cancels out 20 minutes of working out because it creates a 90 percent decrease in enzymes that are used to burn our fat. That was super shocking to me because after working out I always shower and watch television or do something lazy because I feel like I can since I worked out.
About an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week only Americans watch TV shows and 58 minutes a week watching things online (Schonfeld, 2012). Each day technology is developing and its becoming a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. A study shows that only 0.4% of the world population used internet in 1995, meanwhile 50.1% of world’s population used internet in 2016 (Internet Growth Statistics). People should be aware of the side effects of media, because teenagers get influenced by the things they watch and this could change the way they behave to certain things. Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way.