Young Writers: Save that brain and turn off the TV |

Young Writers: Save that brain and turn off the TV

Editors note: The monthly young writers feature started as a collaborative effort between The Citizen Telegram and Highland Elementary School to publish and recognize a selected writing sample from one student each month of the 2015-16 school year. This partnership continues in the 2016-17 school year starting with this piece from fourth-grader Edger Dreamer.

In my opinion, watching a lot of TV is not good for you and will rot your brain. It could even cause brain damage.

First, if you are always watching TV you could let your friends down. I know this from experience. I once stayed inside to watch TV instead of playing with my friend Ethan. It really bummed him out!

Also, you would get unhealthy watching too much TV. I read an article that said watching too much television can cause mental illness. I know this because when I watch too much TV I feel gloomy and the next day I don’t feel right.

Instead, you should stay active and be outside. You should do active things like riding your bike. The text stated that riding your bike will help you stay in shape and lose weight. Climbing trees is good for you too. Climbing trees is a great workout for your body.

As you can see, watching too much TV could lead to catastrophe and change your life and the lives of others around you.

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