On January 10th, 2023 at 11:07 am, Roxbury High School student Nicho Blehl is caught trying to start a conversation with Espen Sears in study hall. Espen is playing a soccer game on his phone while listening to music, and not at all acknowledging Nicho next to him.

I chose to do this project on screenagers because I believe that most teens feel as if having access to a phone is a right, when in reality, it is a privilege given to those who earn it. Many can construct an argument about parents restricting their kid’s screen time, as there are also a lot who feel differently. None the less, we can all agree that the screen addiction in this generation, has skyrocketed and continues to. Teens are suggested to spend no more than 2-3 hours on their phone a day, which is very unrealistic in today’s world. Too much screen time can damage several parts of the child’s everyday life. For example, sleeping problems, impaired socializing skills, obesity, depression, anxiety, chronic neck and back problems, and lower test scores in the classroom. It overloads your sensory system in your brain, and can cause eye strain, along with vision problems. I believe the screen addiction in this world is serious, and everybody should understand the side effects of being addicted to the screen that they don’t think much of. I would like to see a change in our generations screen time use. I recognize when teens get the chance to go on their phone, they always take it. I think teens should enjoy every moment they get and have the opportunity to experience different things.