Netflix and Studies

‘As the timer runs down on Netflix until the next episode automatically plays, teenagers often convince themselves that they have time to watch just one more. And then that turns into two more.’ – Micah Golomb-Leavitt


Netflix is a great way to give yourself a little break from work, studying, take some time to yourself and to… procrastinate.

It is well known that Netflix is one of the biggest distractions these days.

One episode leads to another, and before you know it you’re stuck in the ‘black hole’ that is Netflix.

A tweet from Netflix UK encouraging watching Netflix rather than studying

Even Netflix are persuading followers to watch Netflix instead of studying. 

It’s a common problem, using Netflix to avoid doing tasks, but how serious has it got? 

With lots of online submissions and essays written on computers and laptops, I wanted to know to what extent this was a problem. 

I knew I couldn’t interview the whole world, so I narrowed down my research to those who I think are at the most vulnerable to this distraction. 


How has this ‘black hole’ effecting teenagers’ studies?

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Netflix and Me

My Netflix Homepage


I am Rosi Cooke and I am a Second Year Communications and Media student at Bournemouth University.

I decided to write this blog on an odd topic, it’s always good to think outside the box, right? 

I have always believed that knowledge is power, and you should not always take things at face value.

I am here to take Netflix under the microscope and see what it is doing to our society.


I’m not exactly a pessimist, but if everyone loves something as much as they do Netflix, surely there’s got to be something wrong with it.


And this is what I’m here to find out.

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