Screen-Time Should Not Be Reduced
Screen-time has been a vital factor in people’s everyday lives. The use of technology is being applied by streaming through the news, for entertainment, and educational purposes. Teens are using screen-time at home, in the car, and more. Countries throughout the world are becoming aware of screen-time overuse, and have decided to take immediate action. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages for teens on screen because it decreases stress for teens, is beneficial for teens education, and develops leadership skills.
One factor that proves that teen on screens is beneficial is that screen-time decreases stress for teens. Author Lisa Bowen in ”Video game play may provide learning, health, social benefits, review finds” explained research shared in American Psychologist, stated that screen-time can boost teen’s health by keeping them stress-free, since they will be entertained by social media, games, and videos. Stress can provide problems such as headaches, anxiety, and other consequences. In other words, screen-time is basically a “medicine,” preventing all of these negative side-effects that could harm people. Screen-time can potentially help teen’s lives.
Parents might think screen-time is responsible for poor grades, however it is fair to say that screen-time is beneficial to education. Due to screen-time, it dramatically increased the learning system by making learning intriguing, which also challenges students to learn more, stated from “The Importance of Technology in Education Infographic.” Screen-time provides students with knowledge, coming from websites such as Khan Academy, Brainpop, and more. When teens are on screens, it will definitely help with their learning.
Teens achieve the role of a leader with screen-time. Numerous video games allow teens to have the ability to turn themselves into a leader. When playing a game, teens will interact with his or her friends, and will have leadership skills to reach the objective of the game. With the leadership role, it could also reflect in reality. This could potentially be the most important factor to be having screen-time.
Children on screen-time is arguably not beneficial. According to “Here’s What A Constantly Plugged-In Life Is Doing To Kid’s Bodies,” it is estimated that 45% of adolescents are not getting enough sleep due to devices around them. Because of lack of sleep, students are believed to not focus during class time, and not showing effort in class activities. However, it does help teens with learning. According to Dr.Kramer, “Learning gets enhanced and solidified when there is a dialog.” This shows that with parents asking about how they are managing their time online, it would be an essential way to help teens learn.
To wrap it up, screen-time may have many disadvantages, however it does have advantages for teens on screens because screen-time decreases stress for teens, improves education, and develops leadership skills. Screen-time gives entertainment, which makes teens stress-free. It also challenges students to learn more, giving the determination to succeed in school. Most importantly, it lets teens have a leadership role with online gaming. Screen-time contributes a lot in people’s everyday lives, and will continue to. In conclusion, reducing screen-time will not be necessary because it provides many benefits to teens.
What would you change if you had a chance to do this piece over again?
One thing I would change about my writing if I could do it again, is instead of supporting screen-time, I could rebel against screen-time. There were many articles against teens on screens, which could make the writing piece filled with more evidence and analysis. In my opinion, writing about the costs of screen-time would be easier, due to the fact that there are more articles trying to prevent teens on screens.
What was especially satisfying to you about either the process or the finished project?
I was really surprised with the final product because if I look back at my flash drive I can detect various mistakes in my flash draft. I thought my flash draft was pretty good, but as I re-read it, I thought to myself, “It’s not that good.” However, I looked at the teacher’s comments and peer comments, and revised it. I also tried to spot the run-on sentences, and caught a total of three. There was a huge difference between my flash draft and final writing piece.