I noticed an interesting report on the BBC news website a month ago or so concerning a growing trend of excessive use of social media by school children while doing online homework. It states that many parents try and control their children but find it hard to regulate how they use the internet. I can hear many of you say the same as one parent who says: “There have always been distractions. I can remember being told off for reading Jackie magazine inside my textbooks.” So, has anything changed?
I agree with this statement and can remember quite vividly sitting reading the Beano myself rather than learning my times tables. However, technology has not only had an impact on education and the way we are taught and learn at school but also on many other parts of society and therefore our lives as a whole.
In order to understand why our children are becoming compelled to look at social media I think we must look at how they connect with this media.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Miloš Bajčetić