Effects of screen time

Effects of screen time

 Is it the responsibility of educators/school systems to reduce instructional screen time? 

Screen Time discussion- These articles highlight research that indicates screen time can have a broad range of negative effects for children and teens. Since the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 and the implementation of online learning / virtual school screen time is higher than ever. As the articles, and numerous research studies indicate, screen time can have a variety of adverse effects for children of all ages.
The Assignment
Read the two articles in this module regarding Screen Time. Consider the following questions:
With the increased prevalence of screen time in day-to-day life, what do you think should be the role of educators in choosing and using screen time during school?
Is it the responsibility of educators/school systems to reduce instructional screen time?
Is it the role of schools to support parents in the use of technology/screen use at home?
Article: Teens Who Spend Time in Extracurricular Activities
Teens who spend more time taking part in extracurricular activities like sports and art and less time in front of screens have better mental health, study findsIf you’re worried about your kids’ mental health, particularly because of the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing mandates, less screen time and more extracurricular activities will help, says a new study.Leah Asmelash, CNN CNN
Children Are Spending Much More Time in Front of Small Screens
Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small ScreensA new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the past six years.NPR.org
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Grading Criteria
Acceptable Length- should have an answer for each question with a minimum of 7 sentences. Summary must be reflective of course material and show comprehension of the article content.
20 points – Three paragraphs are included, each paragraph has a minimum of 7 sentences and includes specific references to support the discussion.
20 points – First paragraph discusses the role of educators in choosing and using screen time during the school
30 points – Second paragraph summarizes teacher responsibilities
30 points – Third paragraph summarizes the roles of school.
Points are deducted for errors with grammar and spelling. Grading will also reflect the use of basic English skills such as the use of complete sentences when writing.
Resources
Attached videos
Modules 5 & 6

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