Tag Archive: mobile phones

Apr 04

Mobile Phones in the Classroom

As a former Teaching Assistant in two different secondary schools, I know, firsthand, the difficulty of dealing with mobile phones in the classroom. I was appalled to find students sneakily pulling out their mobile phones, hiding them under the tables and texting classmates or going on the internet. At one school, all we could do …

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Feb 07

Every Seven Minutes

Every seven minutes someone is bullied at school. 19% of parents, in a recent survey expressed that the mobile phone is the main cause of bullying in schools.  It may be not having a phone or having one! Nearly all parents believed that not fitting in, or not being “cool” is the main reason for …

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Oct 24

Do you monitor mobile phone use?

“Aw, come on Mum…all my friends have mobiles! Why can’t I?” Is this something that has become a recurrent theme in your household? More and more children are owners of mobile phones. It’s even becoming a common occurrance in primary school! Some parents use it purely as a means for emergency communication and others allow …

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