People are Using way to Much Media!
Your phone is becoming your life!
By: Levi Bieganski
The all mighty phone is ruling you.
Our teens love media more and more.
We are using way too much screen time every day. Some kids receive a phone at about seven or eight and it never leaves their side from then on. A group of tweens, when surveyed, said they spent up to four and a half hours on media daily! (Amy M.) On top of that they use about 27 hours on social media alone! (The The telegraph) Media is taking over our lives at extraordinarily young ages. The longer kids own their device the more they become entangled in using it. Not only that but as phone time goes up studying, reading and social time goes down. Another survey showed that tweens spend a shockingly low twenty minutes a day reading, out of school. (Amy M.) Grades are reflected as people obsess over their “precious” game, or social media. Kids are spending so much time on their phones that their social person is failing. Kids can hardly hold eye contact or have a thoughtful conversation without it being “awkward” or “uncomfortable”. Our lives have turned from a world of socializing and expanding our knowledge to a closed in self-absorbed media planet.
We must stop this media world.
Azzam, Amy. "Generation Immersed in Media." Web. 15 Dec. 2015.
"Teenagers Spend 27 Hours a Week Online: How Internet Use Has Ballooned in the Last Decade." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.