I am a member of BSA Troop 97. I am concerned that kids are spending too much time on the internet. I also think they have too much screen time.
Here are some reasons why I think it is a problem that kids are on the internet too much. First, it takes away from quality family time and they also don’t get enough outside time. Next, the kids are not always watching appropriate things. Lastly, the extended screen time is also not good for their eyes.
I encourage parents to try to help their kids solve this problem. One way parents could do this is by using an app that limits screen time. They could encourage their kid to learn something new. Parents could also go outside and play games with their kids. Finally, parents should make sure that their kids are interacting with other people more.
Even though we are in a pandemic, kids should still do something else than just spend time on the internet.
Katryn Feuerstein, Pocono Lake