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Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Features

Ten minutes. Just ten more minutes before a student puts down their phone and starts their homework. Soon, this will turn into 30 minutes — then into an hour. For many, social media is a way to escape. It is a way to stay connected and to communicate. But as technological progress has increased, so has people’s reliance on it. “Social media causes me to procrastinate on my schoolwork because it’s very addicting, and I don’t know when to settle down and do what needs to be done,” said Kyla Orthbandt, a junior. Timothy A. Pychyl, a...

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