Sunday, November 15, 2015

Teens Spend More Time On Media Each Day Than Sleeping, Survey Finds

This articles shows how teens are distracted by their phones or the TV while they are supposedly doing homework. Many teens believe that listening to music or multitasking while doing homework doesn't affect the way they study or focus but in reality they are getting distracted. Teens ages 13 to 18 spend almost nine hours a day on social media, music, gaming, and videos. While doing homework 76% of teens listen to music, 60% text, 51% watch TV and 50% use social networking. This causes teens to stay up late because they are easily distracted by the technology around them. Insufficient amounts of sleep can lead to getting bad grades, being tired, and being angry throughout the day.

Do you listen to music or go on social media while doing homework?
What are some ways to eliminate these distractions?
Do you think texting, watching TV, or listening to music affects your homework or studying?

20 comments:

  1. I do use electronics while studying or before going to sleep. However, it doesn't really affect my performance. I can keep a healthy balance, and I never do too much of it.

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  2. I use electronics when doing homework and it distracts me if I'm reading or writing but helps me focus if its something math or science related. So I guess I should probably just not listen to music when reading or writing.

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  3. I go on social media so much it's crazy. I always feel as if I need to check it to catch up on what's happened since the last time I checked, even if that means during homework. Texting and listening to music affects my homework 100%, but it never affects studying for me. Personally, I find those to be two different things. I'm able to put down my phone to study for a test the next day, but I'm not able to put it down when I'm doing homework.. It's weird but that's just the way it's always been!
    I guess one way to stop it would be to just turn it off completely, or put it on 'do not disturb' so that notifications don't tempt you.

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  4. Occasionally I will have a text conversation with someone while doing my homework and it can be rather detrimental. As Mrs. Trisko said in class once, people cannot truly multitask because while they do one task, their attention is taken off the other. Sometimes I will put my phone on a side table on Airplane Mode. Since Airplane Mode prevents me from receiving notifications, I don't feel like I'm missing out.

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  5. I am often on social media when I am supposed to be doing homework. Personally, this doesn't really affect my homework or studying. I am still able to maintain a desirable grade, although I do wonder what my education would be like if I limited my use of social media. I think the best way to study is in a quiet learning environment such as a library.

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  6. I am often on social media when I am supposed to be doing homework. Personally, this doesn't really affect my homework or studying. I am still able to maintain a desirable grade, although I do wonder what my education would be like if I limited my use of social media. I think the best way to study is in a quiet learning environment such as a library.

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  7. I learned pretty fast that I cannot multitask. It takes me 2 hours to do something that would normally take me 30 min if I have T.V or YouTube open on my other monitor. I also do listen to music but never anything with lyrics, because music that has lyrics is often designed to make you think which could be a distraction. I do believe however that lots of music without lyrics (Movie and video-game soundtracks) do help me study because they have been designed to energize you without distracting you from focusing on another thing/task.

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  8. I have noticed that this year I have been on my phone and watching T.V. more than I have been in previous years. It reflects in how much sleep I have been getting and my performance in school. I procrastinate so much now because I spend so much time on my phone and in front of the T.V.

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  9. im always listening to music or watching a show on my phone or y computer I don't see it affecting me because i can control when i can use it during homework time. And I know my limits such as I know when to stop using my phone when homework gets too much and I need to focus. At the end of the day I always get my homework done and I get ahead in all my classes so I have more time to do what I want to do.

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  10. I text and listen to music while doing homework, and its baaaaaad. When I elect to text while doing my homework I can see the effects it has. Tonight, I was doing my math homework. When I texted at the same time, it took me an extra few minutes per problem, as I was constantly interrupted by incoming messages. This really adds up, and amounts to an incredible amount of wasted time. I really want to cut back on this habit, but I have to say that I am having a very hard time doing so. I intend on combatting this issue by creating a playlist of music before starting my homework, putting on bluetooth headphones and leaving my phone in the other room so I don't ever actually have to touch it or be distracted by it and yet still can listen to music to help me concentrate while doing homework. This will make me more efficient and free up more time for me to use my phone later or sleep.

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  11. I do engage in distractions from homework, including music, texting, checking the internet and many uses of social media. I feel that these activities definitely cause me to become very distracted and unfocused on my work, I think that the only way for me to truly focus on my homework is to put my phone very far away from me and just do homework

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  12. I do engage in distractions from homework, including music, texting, checking the internet and many uses of social media. I feel that these activities definitely cause me to become very distracted and unfocused on my work, I think that the only way for me to truly focus on my homework is to put my phone very far away from me and just do homework

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  13. I strongly agree with this article. Social medias is a big part of our lives. However I don't think this affect my performance at school, when I need to put my phone away to do hw it is not a big problem for me. There is also the good side of social medias. Having social medias can help us to stay informed.

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  14. I text and go on social media while doing my homework. In middle school, when I did my homework, my dad would take my phone from me until I finished which did work since I worked faster and more efficiently even though I didn't like the fact I couldn't have my phone next to me. I feel like I should probably start doing that again so I don't stay up so late doing my homework. I used to also go to the public library everyday after school to do homework which helped since I was in a quiet environment and seeing everyone surrounding me doing their work made me want to do my work as well. I think texting, watching TV, and listening to music affects your homework or studying since you can only focus on one thing at a time and it isn't good to be switching back and forth between those two things.

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  15. I almost always listen to music when I do homework. To me, it makes doing the work just a bit more interesting. Lots of times, I also get distracted by my phone while I'm working, which I shouldn't do. I personally think that, while doing homework, you should keep your phone and TV and stuff out of sight, so they don't tempt you into distraction. For music, I think instrumental is a great way to still have sound that's less distracting but still relaxing while doing homework.

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  16. I do use electronics when I do homework and stuff,but I don't feel like it affects me in a negative way. Like yeah it makes it longer for me to finish, but I'm okay with that. I think you just shouldn't use it when you're reading and writing.

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  17. I think for a lot of teens, listening to music is just one of those go to things that you sort of involuntarily do when doing homework. I listen to music when doing homework because homework is so boring that I want to add something to it to make me want to do it. I personally think that listening to music when doing homework isn't a distraction. Social media, on the other hand, is a different story. I will be doing my homework for ten minutes and then take an hour break checking my phone. This is a very bad thing to do because it just doubles the time that I have to do my homework.

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  18. I do use my phone a lot but it dose not affect me because I use my phone for mostly of my homework, but I can understand why people think teens stay in there phones because its like our little worlds on a digital screen that we control. but it isn't a negative factor for young teens.

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  19. I agree with this article, I use my phone when I'm doing homework and just when i should be asleep. Ive actually stayed up all night numerous of times because of a Netflix binge, Most nights i just sit on my phone and converse with other people who should be asleep.

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  20. I use my phone while doing homework. I learned that music doesnt help me focus but instrumentals (songs without words) help me out a lot. TV does affect my studying but not music.

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