Shut Down Your Screen Week

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Imagine you are on your family vacation along a beach in California. That may sound amazing, but you just got a new iPad that is just calling your name. There are so many fun activities to do like go to the aquarium, swim at the beach, or go to a cool restaurant. Instead, you just sit in your hotel room playing on your iPad. You don’t talk to your family or even move at all. It’s as if you’re not even on vacation. This is exactly what happened to the Campbell family during spring break one year. It’s things like this that make me believe that my school should join the nationally recognized ¨Shut Down Your Screen Week¨ because Google makes people dense and technology is distracting. Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, argues that what makes a person intelligent is not being able to type things into a search bar and see what comes up, but being able to comprehend and grasp the information. This way you can use it for something important like a project at work. Also, advertisements are always popping up, distracting you from being able to th...

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