“And I can’t help but notice, you reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and the glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always parallel on the other side.”

-Mirrors, Justin Timberlake



I’m pretty sure over 90% of grade nine students at Eric Hamber have smart phones or their own laptop/computer. Now, it’s great to be able to have access to the internet in a matter of seconds and be able to finish your homework by googling the questions but there are definitely cons in this too.

I still remember when everyone would sit around the dinner table without electronics simply eating and talking to each other.  Nowadays, all you see are people hunched over their cellphones and ipods scrolling through Facebook or answering questions on ask.fm.

When you think about it, is it actually necessary to be scrolling through facebook while eating dinner? Do you have to instagram every meal you eat? Even though I’m saying this, I too, will probably not be able to go a day without access to the internet.

So, the other day I was eating lunch with my friends when they started talking about this “thing” they all do during lunch. Everyone would place their cellphones on the floor for the whole lunch period and they won’t be able to touch it or turn it on. The first person to turn on their phone before lunch ends, will get smacked by everyone participating. This may seem sort of violent but it’s actually a great way to help us stop using our phone when it’s unnecessary.

Even though it’s difficult to go without the internet or your phone for a period of time, you will get used to it and it’s easier done than said!¬†Image