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Ashlyn Yount, staff writer

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Electronics are the new tobacco product. In today’s world, people “need them” but do not realize that they are addicted to their electronic device. I was young when I first started to take notice of this compulsive issue.

Our special family dinner was ruined by a very frustrated woman seated at a nearby table. She had been trying to get her partner’s attention for several minutes, yelling his name, begging him to talk to her. I wondered why anyone would want to pay more attention to a screen, but it’s happening everyday.

I have seen a two-year old attempt to play with an information board like it was a tablet. I’ve seen how screens affect young adults: cyberbullying, texting-and-driving car crashes, social anxiety. I once spoke with a chiropractor and she expressed her concerns about the younger children of America. She was beginning to see a how devices were distorting the neck curvature in children were looking at their screens for too long. Parent have begun to use electronics as the new babysitter. It has to stop.

That man in the restaurant was slowly ruining his marriage. The toddler who thought she was playing with a tablet? She was at the zoo, with spectacular animals right in front of her. My advice to the readers? Get your head out of the screens. All you have to do is look up. See how beautiful life truly is.

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Ashlyn Yount, Writer

Congratuations to Ashlyn for winning third place in the Column Writing category in the South Carolina Press Association Collegiate Contest for 2018.

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