Opinion: What Are Electronics Doing To This Generation?

How often do you find yourself on an electronic device?

Most teenagers spend about nine hours a day on a device. That is a lot of time down the drain. Electronics are changing the way kids think and act. Some kids will spend all day locked in their room on their phone or other electronics.

They do not enjoy quality time with their family or friends. Some kids think that the whole world revolves around electronics.

Life with electronics is so different from life without electronics. Kids who had no access to devices were sociable. They played games with their friends and family. They spent time outside enjoying fresh air. Kids now just sit inside by themselves and play video games or watch videos.

The one way kids will talk to others is if they are face timing their friends or if they are playing the same video game together. Children rarely spend any time with the people they love.


I think that ever since electronics became more popular and more useful everyone seemed to disconnect from the real world. I think we should only use electronics for contacting people or other necessary things. We don't need to have games that we sit and play for hours upon hours. We should get out and go hang out with others.

So get off your devices and go have some fun with your friends or family!



The opinions of the stated author does not constitute an official position of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District or of the LS News editorial board.

--By Nicole Zehr, LS News reporter

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