The use of mobile devices are becoming more and more common in nursery, primary and secondary schools and university. This increasing demand for technology is a distraction in and out of the classroom. Many of British pupils can be seen hiding, showing and using mobile devices in the classroom. This chaotic affair must be dealt with if the children want to learn and therefore develop their skills and attributes.
Arguably, one of the most significant problems with mobile devices is cyber bullying, this astonishing interaction between peers can have life long-lasting effects. Furthermore, to see it being done in the classroom where children learn to love, play and learn together is quite disturbing and shocking to both parents and adults. The damaged caused has effects on both their minds and souls, hiding their true nature.
Additionally, in a recent survey, 46% of teachers identified mobile phones as a cause of disruption and indiscipline. Teachers particularly worried about pupils taking photographs during lessons and posting material on YouTube and social networking site which is one of the main contributors to cyber bullying as covered above.
However, mobile phones are now powerful handheld computers, complete with camera, speaker and a whole host of educational apps, giving us the ability to interact with the world host of educational apps, giving us the ability to interact with the world of information and with other on a 24/7 basis.
In conclusion, these mobile devices are not only damaging our children’s minds but are affecting their career options and ability’s in their adult hood and is making the community socially awkward.
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