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Negative Effects Of Screen Time On Students

By: Ben Marble/Junior Writer

Whether it’s zoom lessons, doing schoolwork on the screen, or being on your device, students have greatly increased their daily screen time during this pandemic. Long periods of time spent staring at a screen have a negative impact on your body, especially your eyes. Excessive screen time can cause retina damage and blurred vision in addition to straining your eyes. Constant screen time can cause these negative effects:

  1. Eye problems
  2. Sleep deprivation 
  3. Loss of social skills
  4. Neck discomfort 
  5. Lowered self-esteem
  6. Information Overload
  7. Increased risk of Obesity
  8. Weakened emotional judgement
  9. Susceptibly to chronic heath problems
  10. Language skills

For more information of negative effects of screen time click the links here and here.


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