Zoom Affecting Mental Health

During the pandemic, students and teachers are relying on technology to help them get through schooling and education. Students wake up at 7 a.m., 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to look at a computer screen all that time.

Studies have shown that 14 to 17-year-olds, who are higher users of technology would get about 7+ hours of screen time daily.

Those that do get about 7+ hours of screen time daily have all been twice as likely to be diagnosed with less curiosity, lower self-control, more distractibility, more difficulty making friends, less emotional stability, being more difficult to care for, and inability to finish tasks.

The Dunbar students who have to be on the zoom for about 8 hours a day on top of 8 classes worth of work, will guarantee to bring lots of distraction and stress to the student.