High School Should Not Enforce The National Shut Down Your Screen Week

886 Words Aug 27th, 2015 4 Pages
There is a constant stream of technology in every direction. Everyday life revolves around technology, which has generously influenced today’s generation in many positive and negative ways. Students have the world at their fingertips. Anything can be found with a swipe of a finger or a click of a button. They want the newest phones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets, while parents struggle to keep their children’s attention. Students cannot go a minute without their phones, let alone a week. Therefore, many schools plan to participate in “Shut Down Your Screen Week,” which is a week where students would unplug from technology. Bayless High School should not enforce the national “Shut Down Your Screen Week” because technology allow students to interact with others easily, to gather information quicker, and to help increase brain activity for users.
Students are constantly checking their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat for the latest news. The article, “Social Media as Community,” written by Keith Hampton, indicates the average social network users had more intimate connections than those that did not. Social media allows people to connect with others from a variety of backgrounds. It gives people a chance from all over the country to connect with one another in seconds, instead of days. This gives students an opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions, expanding their interests and knowledge. Teachers can take advantage of this and remind…

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