Computer Time and You

In November 2015, a study from the family technology education nonprofit group, Common Sense Media reported on the use of devices. It is called: The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens

First - Watch the video on the report.

Next - Examine your own media usage.

Track for 7 days which media you use and how much time you spend on it.

Chart your hourly usage by day.

Compare usage on days you have school with days you do not have school.

Next - Compare yourself to the findigs of the report. Infographic of the report

Write a short essay discussing how you compare with the national trend.

Is this a problem?

Should you change how much time you spend viewing/using media?

Should the government track how much media children use?


Extend your efforts by comparing your usage with your classmates' usage.

Think about it - What else could you be doing, if you reduced the amount of time you spent using media?

Related issues:

How do you spend your time? | Reading - eBook or paper book?

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth.
They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.
Because they control the minds of the masses." Malcolm X


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developed by Cynthia J. O'Hora Released to public domain and Posted 11/2015

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