Recently we have seen a few instances of children using their mobile phones on school grounds and this post is in response to that. Mobile phones should be switched off and put in school bags before entering through the school gate and should not be turned on until after your child has left through the gate at the end of the day.
There have been a lot of studies done which look at the effect of too much screen time has on developing brains and none of them conclude it is a good thing. Forbes, The Centre for Parenting Education and The Guardian have all published articles on this topic and each come to the same conclusion – screen time, although incredibly beneficial in context, should be limited.
To help with this here are some links for apps that can help you monitor and control how much time your child spends on their phone or tablet. Education App Store, Digital Trends and PCMag all have lists of apps which you can purchase or install to help keep your child safe when using technology.