Smartphone use at and after School

Smartphone use at and after School

How long since we all been to school? Some in most distant past than the other but we all agree that time passes and text massaging during the class is now more common than secretly passing a written note to your desk neighbor.

During school hours

How long since we all been to school? Some in most distant past than the other but we all agree that time passes and text massaging during the class is now more common than secretly passing a written note to your desk neighbor.

These days an average school’s set of regulations are rather liberal when it comes to carrying a handset into a class but it doesn’t mean kids should preauthorize them over studying. This will help you to get some ideas of teaching your child a n appropriate smartphone behavior when they are at school:

Respect all and any rules

Along with the official set of rules used in your school generally you need to consider each teacher’s requirements. Some may allow to use such tools as calculator on your kid’s devise and others may even prefer to exclude smartphone use from their program however educational and handy it may be so ask your child not to conflict over but respect the environment their teacher is most comfortable in to go along with their job.  that phones stay in backpacks at all times during class, kids should follow this rule while in this teacher’s class. Just as each child learns in a different way, each teacher may require a different environment to teach in, so kids should follow the rules to allow the teacher to do his or her job.

Do not cheat.

Many schools are reluctant to allow pupils using their smartphones in the classroom for one obvious reason – they don’t want Google to be responsible for the mark children get. For them who grown in the age where any answer can be provided within second by clicking a couple of buttons it may be harder to understand that it doesn’t mean you truly know the answer but keep telling them that learning something the honest way is much more rewarding than trying to outsmart their teacher. They will know too.

Prevent cyberbullying at any cost

Kids tend to be cruel to the most unpopular pupils in the class but this the opportunity to getting away with the virtual insult takes cyberbullying to another level. But no means it is appropriate after school or at any times. Make sure they understand that you have zero tolerance for cyberbullying and not only try to learn is your child suffers from such phenomenon but discourage them from picking on others since the herd instinct can sometimes carry them away. If you have any concerns at all share them with your children’s teacher immediately.

The importance of being silent

Whatever the school policy on taking phones with you into the class or using them during your lunchbreak children should consider everyone’s around them and always put their phones on silent no matter how important they consider their messages to be answered immediately. As soon as they learn to respect others it will help them in every aspect of being a well-behave member of society.  It can also physiologically – since the will not hear the alert going off all the time they might even forget about their phones for a while and engage in face-to-face conversation with their classmates.

Use it for education, not entertainment

Schools are beginning to allow smartphones for educational purposes. The digital progress is no longer seen as an enemy but as a helpful tool which allows to broad your set of skills consuming less time and effort. But make it clear for your kid that using a smartphone is a privilege which they should not take for granted.

Feel free to talk to their teachers about their smartphone etiquette so you know whether they are following on ignoring the rules you set for them.

After School

Once kids break free from everyday school routine they engage themselves in other indoors and outdoors activities but one thing remains the same – smartphones are right there in their pockets wherever they go. After school, kids should be studying to improve their grades, playing sports to stay healthy, or attending school club meetings to broaden their minds—not playing on their phones.

It’s essential to have a set of rules which apply to your children smartphone use after school for you to make sure they spend enough time doing sports or participating in hobby club of their choice of just hanging with their friends rather than stay glued to the screens for the rest of the day.

Work done, have your fun
When child is back from school his first and foremost goal is to complete the homeworks assigned for the next day of classes. You might want to make it clear for them that during these time phones should be off or handed over to a parent. Once all the work is done they can have a well-deserve round of angry birds or a chat with a friend over social media. Encourage your kid to bring classmates to your flat to study together – it will make them forget about their handsets for a while.

There’s a limit for everything  Keep reminding your child that there’s a big world waiting to be explored outside their browser landscape so try to make them play outside if the weather is lovely or intrduce some fun board games they can play with family and friends. A good idea is to set limitations of your child’s phone with Safe Lagoon software which provides you with opportunity to schedule the time of Internet and application use. Once the nu,ber of hours (or time frame) expires you children will have no other choice than engage themselves in other more healthy activities.

No phones during meal times                                                                                        A family dinner is not just a meal eaten together. Therapists suggest that a regular dinner with the members of the family help a child to  perform better academically and generally increase their good behavior. It’s the time when you can share your news of the day and discuss everybody else’s interesting endeavors. You wouldn’t want to spoil this precious time by phone calls of text messaging which can be an easy distraction and an irritating one. Encourage kids to pay every bit of attention at family dinners – an hour spent away from their phones will not do any harm. Make sure you put your handset away too.

No phones at bedtime

There are two main reasons why parents should keep smartphones out of a child’s bedroom. Firstly, when your child knows they are not supervised they tend to engage themselves in dangerous behaviors. Surveys show that almost 40% of teens are sexting which they surely won’t do in front of their parents but why not if they are left alone behind a closed door?

The second reason is that checking social media notifications late or in the middle of the night my disrupt teens sleep and cause tiredness in the mornings. Moreover, they are exposed to the blue LED light which can cause the production of sleep-inducing hormones. The result is a restless child who doesn’t get enough sleep.

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