Reduce Screentime for Students by Shortening the School day

Reduce Screentime for Students by Shortening the School day

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Ian Lewenhaupt started this petition to Principal of kealakehe highschool and superintendant kishimoto.

Petition For Being Too Long on Computers


We the students of Kealakehe High School hereby request shorter class periods.


The students of kealakehe have to deal with the blue light from the computers which is damaging their eyes but not just that, we are stuck sitting in our chairs for six hours everyday and that can lead to a number of things but one of them is prolonged sitting which causes blood clots in your legs.


Studies suggest that continued exposure to blue light over time could lead to damaged retinal cells. This can cause vision problems like age-related macular degeneration.


Deep vein thrombosis can develop if you have certain medical conditions that affect how your blood clots. It can also happen if you don't move for a long time, such as after surgery or an accident, like when we’re sitting on our chairs for six hours everyday, or when you're confined to bed. 


My solution will improve this situation by preventing all these injuries from happening in the first place and it can give the opportunity for students to help their families with chores around the house, they can spend more time with their families, they can go outside and workout, ect.


First the principal should send out surveys to parents and give them all the concerns I have and to ask them if they would like to cut down the hours. Next we should get teachers opinions on what they think and see if they agree with me. Then we should send out different schedule plans. Lastly, everyone gets out of school more early.


I know times are hard and you might think that issues like this are irrelevant right now but if you don't take action now then students' health may suffer later.

 

 

further information about my petition will be found in these links.

https://preventblindness.org/blue-light-and-your-eyes/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/

 

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