Title

Comparative Study of the Effects of Screen Time on Adolescents and Adults

Author(s)

Sachin Patel

School Name

Marion High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of the experiment—the effects of screen time—is to allow individuals to have a better appreciation of how technology affects us every day intentionally and unintentionally. Technology, meaning anything that can reduce human effort, has surrounded us for more than centuries. In this experiment, the data was collected from 400 students on how they utilize technology throughout their day. A broad approach that was aimed to reach was to find out whether students would prefer talking through various messaging systems rather than one-to-one conversations. The students’ results are then compared with those of the adults. This will establish parameters on how the technology affects people from different generations and walks of life. Furthermore, blue light, which is a type of light that is emitted from technology, has the ability to penetrate through the eyes’ natural filters. Blue Light can affect people negatively if the technology is being overused at night. After reading this report, one will have a better understanding of the effects of technology on their relationships and on their health.

Location

Founders Hall 251 C

Start Date

3-30-2019 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 11:15 AM

Comparative Study of the Effects of Screen Time on Adolescents and Adults

Founders Hall 251 C

The purpose of the experiment—the effects of screen time—is to allow individuals to have a better appreciation of how technology affects us every day intentionally and unintentionally. Technology, meaning anything that can reduce human effort, has surrounded us for more than centuries. In this experiment, the data was collected from 400 students on how they utilize technology throughout their day. A broad approach that was aimed to reach was to find out whether students would prefer talking through various messaging systems rather than one-to-one conversations. The students’ results are then compared with those of the adults. This will establish parameters on how the technology affects people from different generations and walks of life. Furthermore, blue light, which is a type of light that is emitted from technology, has the ability to penetrate through the eyes’ natural filters. Blue Light can affect people negatively if the technology is being overused at night. After reading this report, one will have a better understanding of the effects of technology on their relationships and on their health.