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Should Schools Have Mental Health Days?

April 15, 2022

In December, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put out an urgent health advisory. He warned that children’s mental health was in crisis. He asked for help from many different sources, including schools. Schools help protect kids’ mental health in…

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IN THE ZONE Video games are a popular form of entertainment. But some people think kids spend too much time staring at screens.

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Should Governments Regulate Screen Time?

March 3, 2022

In fall 2021, the United States Senate held a hearing about Facebook. Senators discussed whether the platform is harmful for younger users. Senator Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, suggested that national screen-time limits could protect kids. He referenced something that took…

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Should Zoos Still Exist?

November 4, 2021

Happy, an Asian elephant, lives at the Bronx Zoo, in New York City. But the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says the zoo doesn’t provide the space and socialization that Happy needs. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo to court.…

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Should Kids Run Businesses?

September 15, 2021

Running a business can be both complicated and rewarding. Should kids be allowed to take on that task? Some say running a business lets kids earn money and learn how to manage it. It’s never too early to pick up…

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Should Summer Reading Be Mandatory?

June 7, 2021

Reading is fun! But should it be required? Many kids are assigned books to read over the summer. Some people say summer reading keeps kids’ minds sharp. Others say kids need a break. Here, TIME for Kids readers weigh in.…

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Should People Be Rewarded for Recycling?

April 6, 2021

Boots is a company with stores throughout the United Kingdom. It sells health and beauty products. In September 2020, Boots launched a program that rewards customers for recycling empty product packaging. Participants get points they can use toward store purchases.…

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Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 21, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is an important skill. Children are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That writing looks like what you’re reading right now. But…

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Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

November 11, 2020

On October 5, Regal announced plans to temporarily close all of its theaters in the United States. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in home-streaming, many people are no longer going out to see movies. Instead, they’re watching…

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Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

September 11, 2020

To vote for president of the United States, a person must be 18 years old. In the U.S., the voting age was 21 before the Vietnam War. It was lowered to 18 by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, in…

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Should Cars be Banned in Cities?

April 6, 2020

How do you travel around your town or city? Some people walk or ride a bike. Others take buses and trains. But most people get around by car. This might be convenient, but having too many cars on the road…

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