Persuasive Essay On Cell Phones

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Ever seen a seven-year-old with a phone in a store and had a distinct feeling of wrong? That’s the exact feeling a lot of adults feel when they see younger children staring blankly at screens instead of outside playing the sun. Younger children are spending more time in front of a screen then reading a book or playing with other children. This occurrence is not healthy for anyone especially children under the age of 12 whose brain is nowhere near developed. By allowing younger generations to own cell phone so early we are allowing them to personal and emotional connections to a device, be open to offenders that will hurt or give children bad impressions, and creating a huge impact on their life later on both educationally and socially. According to Juana Summers, writer on NPR website, research from UCLA shows that children under eight years of age are spending a minimum of 2 hours a day in front of a screen whether it be a handheld device or a television (Summers). To sum those numbers up into a more direct base that is 14 hours a week, 56 hours a month, and up to 672 hours a year based on the rounded value of 2 hours a day, that’s 28 days a year total that a kid waste on looking at a screen. Thatis incredibly concerning considering the fact that the human brain does not fully develop until the mid-20’s based on gender, health, and genetic background. By allowing children to waste their time looking at screen we are allowing them to potentially harm their brain
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