Take Off Your Digital Glasses!

Artikelserie Teil 3 – von Meike

Die Artikel rund um das Thema Digitalisierung und Smartphonenutzung entstanden im Rahmen der Unterrichtsaufgabe einer zehnten Klasse. Die Schüller sollten im Englischunterricht lernen eigene Blogbeiträge zu schreiben. Durch die Veröffentlichung einiger ausgewählter Beiträge in unserem Blog wird die Aufgabe noch authentischer.

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Take Off Your Digital Glasses!

Smartphones are tiny, electronic things, which most of us use every day. For some of us it doesn´t matter if our mom is sad, because we never spend time with her and only watch videos on YouTube or check our social media side. I really want to say that some people are not only addicted, they wear “digital glasses”. In this blog post I´m going to show you which negative consequences it can have, when you wear those “digital glasses”!

Try to imagine! Your life is almost over. You´re 88 years old and you just want to spend some time with your children or the children of your children. Maybe you´re living at another place and you only see your beloved children once (or maybe twice) a year. Now you want to spend some time with them, right? But when they come to visit you, they only have eyes for their smartphones and don´t really notice you. Sounds familiar? Maybe because our “digital generation” is just like that! One reason why you should turn off your mobile. Making other people happy, seeing them smile and spending time with them is much better than looking at fake smiles on the internet.

Have you ever thought about if it is healthy it is to use your smartphone every day? There is evidence which shows illnesses, you might get from using your smartphone too much. One thing that is quite clear is that mobiles make our eyes bad. The light of your mobile is extremely dazzling and even if your touchscreen is on the lowest shining degree it´s still dazzling too.

Another scenario. Maybe you´re sixteen or seventeen. You go to a doctor, just because of a normal check up, but then you should go to the X-ray. You wonder, but you go. After a while the doctor has your results and tells you you have kyphosis. Kyphosis is an illness, where your spine turns into the false direction. The illness is caused by holding your mobile not right. When it´s too near at your face your spine is changing after a while. The result is that you probably need a corset, which is made of plastic and which hurts wearing or you need a surgery.

All in all a smartphone is important in our lives, but none of us wants to live with the results, I think. It´s true that most people can´t live without it anymore, because they are addicted. But everyone of us should ask ourselves if we want to live this social media life with its consequences. You don´t need to be like everyone, you don’t need use Facebook, because all of your friends do. Just be honest to yourself and take off your digital glasses! Everyone should think about that and should decide if this is really important in life. In the end it’s not the question if you could, it´s if you would turn it off.

Meike, 10th grade

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