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Students on Screens: Multitasking and Device Use Among Teens

Students on Screens: Multitasking and Device Use Among Teens | MarketingHits | Scoop.it
Teens and 20-somethings are known for boasting about their multitasking abilities. “Sure, I can watch TV while texting my friends and shopping on my laptop and doing my homework!
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Kyle Osborne's curator insight, April 26, 2016 11:47 AM
Illustrated in the cartoon of data, the most interesting point is that 8 out of 10 college students can use a second screen while watching T.V. Now multi-tasking is something that has been since we can all remember, however isn't just more of a distraction? To fully understand and gain comprehension of the task or message it needs full attention. Of course you can do two things simultaneously but it will never be as good as if you focused solely on that one task.

Spending twice as more time on screens at school does not help shape us for a productive future. It creates dependency on technology to solve the problems. In a high school setting kids were much more likely to play games on the computers at school than do anything educational(I'm certainly guilty).  This article highlights points that show students are distracted by video games. So by giving them the internet and video games makes them more productive?