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At a young age exposing your child to screen can cause numerous harmful effects such as: behavioral, social, sleep, vision, physical, and weight problems.

When children are glued to a screen in their early development they aren’t aware of those around them and their surroundings, and because they’re not watching social cues they’re aren’t able to process no-verbal cues. As well as using these devices for them are an addiction and they feed off of these screens when they don’t have them they suffer from withdrawal and have aggression and angry outburst when they are not using these devices. Also, studies have shown that children who use these at a young age also have attention issues because they’re not receiving the same stimulation from physical interaction as they are from the screens. In addition, they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.

Screens emit blue light which is the equivalent to daylight when a child looks at a screen before bed it stimulates and wakes up their brain which causes troubles sleeping because their minds and their brain activity are running at peak speed which is not optimal for sleep. So even though when they turn off their screen their brains are still working and it doesn’t allow them to sleep. “Sleep is essential for the healthy development of a child’s brain, affecting learning, memory, emotions, behaviors, and overall mental health.” So when these screens mess up their sleep patterns it also takes a toll on their mental health as the brain is still so vulnerable and susceptible to change. Along with sleep issues having a screen inches away from a child’s face strains their eyesight some of these symptoms include: burning, itchy and tired eyes. Blue light is also very damaging to the retinal cells which can cause macular degeneration which is not curable and will last for the rest of the child’s life, causing severe blurry vision.

The small devices for children cause children to hunch over a screen and it can hurt their postures. A spine stops developing at the age of 18 so from 18 years of a child’s life hunching over it can cause a weak spine and can cause back problems for the rest of their lifetime. As well as the lighting of the screens can cause headaches and even migraine problems later in their life as well. In addition to spinal issues screens promote a sedentary lifestyle and can cause weight problems like childhood obesity. Childhood obesity can lead to other health problems later in life such as joint problems, diabetes, and heart disease. When children are focused on a screen and snack watching or playing on a screen they are not conscious of what they’re eating and don’t have control over how much they eat which can lead to weight gain over a long period of time.

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Jocelyn
September 13, 2022 6:46 am

Dear Isabella,

I am definitely fascinated by your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains?” because I have always thought in my generation how it has mentally and physically affected and drained people. Although life right now is really more about cell-phones, will it just get worse as time goes on?

One statement that you wrote that stood out to me is, “In addition, they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.” I feel like this really stood out to me because us young individuals actually struggle with anxiety and would much rather prefer being isolated from everyone than actually facing reality interacting with different people.

Thank you for your writing. I look forward to see what you write about next because this is such a relevant topic not everybody brings about enough.

Jocelyn

September 12, 2022 3:39 am

Dear Isabella:

I am drawn to your post about “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?” because as someone who spends time on her phone, it is interesting to see how much damage screen time can cause us both physically and mentally. It is more intriguing when it comes to the younger generation which has been introduced to technology since they were born and how they’ve become addicted to it.

One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Sleep is essential for the healthy development of a child’s brain, affecting learning, memory, emotions, behaviors, and overall mental health.” I think this is important because without the proper sleep, our brains function at a slower pace than they would when we get the sleep that we need.

Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I think that we should look more into what’s best for our bodies mentally and physically. To much screen time should definitely be cut from younger kids.

-Geidi

August 30, 2022 7:34 am

Dear Isabella:
I am intrigued by post “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?” because as a teen who is always on her phone I would like to know the effects of too much screen time. I also found this interesting because we live in a generation where most of these young people are placed in front of screens for a long period of time and not knowing or are aware of the damage it is causing to their brain. With technology advancing so rapidly also I think it is important that we know this information and limit the amount of screen time children have.One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “When children are glued to a screen in their early development they aren’t aware of those around them and their surroundings, and because they’re not watching social cues they’re aren’t able to process no-verbal cues. As well as using these devices for them are an addiction and they feed off of these screens when they don’t have them they suffer from withdrawal and have aggression and angry outburst when they are not using these devices.” I think this is important because I see a lot of mothers that tend to give their children the phone at really young for them to stop crying but they don’t realize that’s what is making them act out and and have episodes.Thanks for your writing.I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I need more important information that is a common but not really talked about.

Marie

August 26, 2022 9:14 pm

Dear Isabella:

I am intrigued by your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains?” because it is something that I have been interested in for quite a while. I feel like this has always been a problem since technology has been advancing, and even now in modern times I feel like this is even more of a problem. 

One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is: “In addition, they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.” I think that this is interesting because in modern society, I feel like communication is one of the most important things. Personally, I feel like having trouble communicating in these times is a problem. I feel like children should spend less time on technology if it is going to affect their communication. 

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is such an interesting topic. It also provides evidence that supports your claim, which is something that I find trustworthy. Thank you for your time. 

Christian

Nymarie
July 9, 2022 6:33 pm

Dear Isabella:

I am interested in your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?” because I have been thinking about how social media and technology effects attention span recently. Everyone knows that apps are meant to be addictive, but it is scary jut how much much we rely on screens as means of connection. The whole topic is controversial because yes that connection through technology is innovative and beautiful at times, but it might be starting to make face to face communication more tricky.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.” I think this is an honest observation because it’s not just kids that do this! Adults do it too. This awkwardness makes me think of how social anxiety amongst children might come about due to always having the crutch of their phone to lean on.

Another sentence that I agreed with was: “they feed off of these screens when they don’t have them they suffer from withdrawal and have aggression and angry outburst when they are not using these devices.” This stood out for me because I have a little brother and he acts out when he doesn’t have a device to watch shows on while eating. The funny thing once again is, can we really be that mad at kids for this? Because adults do it as well. I feel the urge to always have my phone while I eat. No, I don’t act out but it is daunting to think about how that urge leads to such aggression in children and how they’ll handle these urges in adulthood.

Have you seen this article?: https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/investigating-screen-times-impact-on-the-attention-span 
I thought you might be interested in this because it talks about how exactly screen time effects the brain and it’s possible links to ADHD.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your thoughts were engaging and this topic was certainly relevant. Your attention to a topic that isn’t discussed enough, but has a big impact especially in education makes me want to hear about what else you have to say.

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April 27, 2022 5:25 pm

Dear Isabella,

i am very intrigued by your post explains children’s health when it comes to electronic devices. This can create many outbursts of mental issues as well as physical. Children need to interact and have experience to become socially aware. When handling children they should be taught to be social and to be aware of the things around them.

I think they should get more time outside and be more physical. Experiencing the most during childhood creates character. Being mentally aware vives children the problems solving skills they need to interact and solve their own problems. It also helps procesa their emotions well instead of depending on a electronic device.

Thank you for talking about this situation because in todays generation electronic devices are everywhere. I look forward to seeing what you write about in the future.

April 6, 2022 3:14 pm

Dear Isabella, 

I found your post, “ What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?” very interesting because I was unaware of several ways that too much screen time can affect a child. I have younger siblings and whenever they aren’t engaging with a phone they tend to get angrier and throw tantrums. It’s very unhealthy for every individual because of the amount of time it takes out of your day and the several f ways it can affect it which are very dangerous. 

One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me is when you said, “ When children are glued to a screen in their early development they aren’t aware of those around them and their surroundings…” I feel like the reason that this stood out to me is the reason that it’s very heartbreaking t see kids on their phones or tablets instead o being outside and having fun. It’s very important for parents to take action and limit their screen time. 

Thanks for your writing!! I look forward to what you write next because this topic interested me quite a lot. 

April 4, 2022 4:43 pm

Dear Isabella:

I am surprised by your post, ¨What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains¨ because it is surprising how too much screen can affect behavioral, social, sleep, vision, physical, and weight problems. This is a problem because children are too young to begin and have these affects. 

One sentence that you wrote that stands out for me is: ¨they also don’t know how to interact with other in persons because of their screen time¨ I think this proves how it is a major problem and children are forgetting what the real world is like. 

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next about kids, because there are parents out there who want to help out for the good of their kids. 

Saray

April 1, 2022 5:22 am

Hello Isabella

Thank you for this very insightful discussion in your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Do To Children’s Brains.” I have two younger sisters, and this issue concerns me very much because we live in an age where technology literacy is important yet balance is necessary. There is a dangerous line between balance and addiction when it comes to technology, and I have been affected personally by this problem.

Your statement, “When children are glued to a screen in their early development they aren’t aware of those around them and their surroundings…” stood out to me because it is what most concerns me when it comes to my siblings’ screen time. As the eldest, I try my best to limit their time and interact with them although I find myself busy due to school.

Thank you for bringing light to this issue. I look forward to what other very interesting and relevant topics you write about in the future!

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Natalie Flores-Montanez
Natalie Flores-Montanez
March 30, 2022 3:45 pm

Dear Isabella,

I found your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains,” interesting because I have a little brother and a little sister who is addicted to their electronics. When there devices get taken away they would react with attitude and with anger. My little sister and brother have an addiction and it is not good for them. These devices must be regulated and it is the parent’s responsibility to do so.

One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is: ” In addition, they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.” I find this interesting because I can say that my little sister is like this. She would rather watch youtube than interact with other kids her age. I believe this is so sad because I remember when I was her age I loved nothing more than to go outside and play with my friends and cousins.

Thank you for your time. Hope to see another writing from you.

Natalie Flores

Christopher
March 30, 2022 5:11 am

Dear ISABELLA:

I found your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains,” very intriguing because I have a four-year-old brother who is addicted to his tablet and to the TV. When these devices are taken away he reacts aggressively and with anger, which is something you mentioned leading to the conclusion that he has an addiction. A four-year-old having an addiction is not good. These devices must be regulated and it is the parent’s responsibility to do so.
 
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “don’t know how to interact with others in person” and I believe this statement is on point. With all things, in order for people to do well in something they must practice and this practice applies to social interaction as well. 

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because the topics chosen by you relate to me, which makes it more likely for me to read your post. 

CHRIS AGUILA 

March 28, 2022 6:32 pm

Dear Isabella,

I would say that i’m amazed by your posted, ¨What does Too MUch Screen Time Do to Childrenś Brains?¨ because it give us a good explain on what’s happening to your children brain while watch videos or playing video games.

one sentence that really stood out to me would be , ¨Childhood obesity can lead to other health problems later in life such as joint problems, diabetes, and heart disease.¨ because give a the problems that happens in to kids that are always on the screen to much.

i would love to see more of your post, thank you for writing this amazing post.

March 28, 2022 3:36 pm

Dear Isabella,
I am fascinated with your post “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to Children’s Brains?” because I could only imagine how screen time affects children. Every generation seems to keep getting closer and closer to their cellphones so, I wonder how these children will be affected as time goes on. 

One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is: ” In addition, they also don’t know how to interact with others in person because of their screen time and they don’t like interacting with others because of the awkwardness and uncomfortable that it brings and would rather be on a screen and limit their interactions with others dramatically.” I find this interesting because I can say that my little sister is like this. She would rather watch youtube than interact with other kids her age. I believe this is so sad because I remember when I was her age I loved nothing more than to go outside and play with my friends and cousins.
 
Anyways, thanks for your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next because overall, I learned that screen time is very effective for children and many don’t even realize it. 

Kraig Kailey
Kraig Kailey
March 23, 2022 12:51 am

Isabella,
Thank you for the thoughts that you shared in your post. I am currently a college student learning about writing blogs. I have read your blog and commented on my own blog for my class to review. Here is a link to my blog if you would be interested in checking it out. I really enjoyed the content as it demonstrated the effects of too much screen time. https://kraigk42.edublogs.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=7&action=edit

March 21, 2022 3:17 pm

Dear Isabelle,

I am intrigued by your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains,” because it is really evident today especially with the rise of technology in our society. I think exposing children to technology at a young age can affect them in many negative ways because they don’t know how to deal with it.

One sentence you wrote that stood out for me is,”Screens emit blue light which is the equivalent to daylight when a child looks at a screen before bed it stimulates and wakes up their brain which causes troubles sleeping because their minds and their brain activity are running at peak speed which is not optimal for sleep.” This really interested me mainly because I witness this, especially with little family members of mine. Even after their eyes are off the screen, they can’t get enough of them.

Thank you for sharing your post. It was really informative and interesting to read about because I can relate to it a lot and it is something that is evident and important in today’s society that not many people speak out on. I hope to come across more of your posts.

Yaseen

March 16, 2022 3:29 pm

Dear, Isabella
I am interested in your post, ¨What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children´s Brains,¨ because children who have a screen cause multiple harmful effects. This causes them to lose interaction with others by being glued to the screen.
One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me is ¨At a young age exposing your child to screen can cause numerous harmful effects such as: behavioral, social, sleep, vision, physical, and weight problems.¨ I think this is important because parents giving their kids a screen it´s causing them bad effects, it may not happen right now but later on.
Thanks for writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next time because I like the way you stay on the topic and do not focus on something else.
Ashley Galvez

March 16, 2022 3:25 pm

Dear Isabella
I am surprised by your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains,” because not only does too much screen time affect children mentally but also physically. It baffles me that it is more common for young individuals to have lots of screen time.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “. As well as the lighting of the screens can cause headaches and even migraine problems later in their life as well.” I think this is important because it’s a long-lasting effect on their brains. Parents should definitely limit screen time.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like that you are bringing lots of attention to this topic which isn’t explained a lot as it should be.

Destiny

March 16, 2022 6:35 am

Dear Isabella :
I am interested in your post, “What Does Too Much Screen Time Do To Children’s Brains,” because exposing kids to too much screen time has a lot of negative side effects to these kids. As the light from the phone messes with their minds and how endless hours on these screens affect kids physically.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “So when these screens mess up their sleep patterns it also takes a toll on their mental health as the brain is still so vulnerable and susceptible to change.” I think this is important because parents/guardians should see how bad a lot of screen time can harm kids and it is best to limit this time. It should be especially limited at night so they can sleep well and have no eye pain.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I liked the way you worded your information. As well as, having lots of different types of information to back-up your claim.
Vivianne

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