Digital health – level 1

25-02-2022 07:00

Some Americans look at screens more than 8 hours a day. Many people sleep less than 8 hours a night. Unfortunately, screen time can hurt your eyes and brain.

Children look at screens for a longer time during COVID. Some experts say that screen time hurts their brains. This part of the brain is for critical thinking and reasoning.

The screens are also bad for their sleep. Sleep is important to their brain’s growth. The screens make a blue light. The blue light tells their brain to wait to go to sleep. The screens also make children feel more awake.

Difficult words: screen time (the time that you look at a computer, TV, phone, or another electronic thing with a screen), blue light (the light that comes out of a screen), critical thinking and reasoning (the part of the brain where you solve problems).

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