Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Tong Yizhi (20)


This Place Just Made it Illegal to Give Kids Too Much Screen Time


The issue being discussed in this article is children are spending too much screen time and this will cause many mentally and physically disorder, causing children to be unreal. Taiwan has made a law to reduce the screen time children spent. Now in Taiwan, Taiwanese lawmakers approved the “Child and Youth Welfare and Protection Act,” which expanded existing legislation to allow the government to fine parents of children under the age of 18 who are using electronic devices for extended periods of times. They hope that children will maintain a healthy "media diet".

In this article, the writer stated that "Despite these risks, as technology increasingly becomes a part of modern life, children are spending more and more time in front of screens". I agree with the writer. Nowadays, electronic devices have become essential to our daily lives. Be it entertainments or studying, many people stated that they cannot live without electronic devices. For children, playing games on electronic devices is like a daily routine. They find them enjoyable and eventually forms an addiction to them. Thus, children will end up spending more and more time in front of screens. Especially with advancing technology, there will be more electronic devices for children to choose. Thus, even though playing too much games on electronic devices might cause harm to their body, they still spend more and more time in front of screens.

In Singapore, there are no laws made against the time spent on electronic devices. But I think people have control of their own bodies so they should make their own choices on how much time they should spend on electronic devices. As for children, parents should be responsible and keep an eye on them as children are still young so parents should give a helping hand and decide the right choices for them.

1 comment:

  1. Yes I agree with your point. Nowadays, many people are fixated to their screens everywhere I go, totally oblivious to their surroundings. I think that people shouldn't be so addicted to their devices as it reduces the amount of time they spend with their family members and friends. I think that we should be more responsible and proactive for our own welfare and do things with priority and see when is a good time to use our phones.