Nowadays, with the rapid development of society, there is increasingly fierce competition for good jobs. In order to gain more working experience and get better jobs after graduation, more and more teenagers start searching for opportunities of internship. Some work as teachers in schools, some work as reporters and editors of newspapers, while others work as interns in hospital. However, in my opinion, I do not believe it is a good idea. Nowhere in history has the issue been more visible that working while studying will deprive their time of sleep and will do harm to their health.
According to the American Medical Association, if the average time of sleep every day is less than nine hours, it will cause some serious diseases such as neurasthenia, cancer, etc. Teenagers are in the process of building up their bodies. It is more important for them to have plenty of rest. On the other hand, if the part-time job takes up too much time, they may even sacrifice their time for sleep, club activities, exercise which are very important for their development. Just imagine what would be like if a part-time job consumes more strength than a teenager could afford.
He/she must feel very frustrated or even loss the confidence for life. Health is but one of the many reasons, another reason why I do not approve teenager to work part time is that part-time jobs may affect students’ academic studies. Working several hours a day consumes a lot of time and one might be too exhausted to study. The main purpose of school life for teenagers is to learn scientific knowledge and technique in preparation for their future. According to the American Council on Education, students must spend at least three hours each day on their homework in order to master what they learned at school.
It would be impossible for a student to work part time while maintaining a high standard of academic learning. As a result, they may find it is difficult to adjust to what the schools and families expect from them as well as what their employers expect them to perform on job. Admittedly, part-time job has its own advantages, such as it can improve a teenager independence, provide him pocket money, broaden his rang of experiences, etc. However, health and knowledge are the priority to the teenagers who are in school. I therefore reinforce my standpoint that Teenagers should not work part time.