Screen Time Rots Your Brain

This would be a good article for students to read and collect evidence from in class.

Addiction to Games/Internet can shrink brain or work poorly

Ran on a test on adults that played 30 minutes a day

Positive Effects: (Strategy Games & Action Packed)

  • Brain grow and develop
  • Improve eyesight
  • Improve focus
  • Improve Memory

Facts:

  • 2010 Ages 8-18 spent 7.5 on screens everyday
    • Overweight
    • Develop Anxiety
    • Develop Depression
    • Trouble Sleeping

Electronic Screen Syndrome coined by Psychiatrist Victoria Dunckley

  • Sensory Overload–overwhelmed by too much information or a hyper-arousal hyper-alert

So in conclusion that at a lower amount of time might help your brain to grow and develop–at 7.5 hours not so much????

Hulick, Kathryn. “Screen Time Rots Your Brain.” Odyssey. March 2015. Print.

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