For more and more Aussie kids, this year’s back-to-school backpack will include a school-mandated device - and more and more of their classroom time will be spent on a screen. How concerned should we be?
Violence in Australian schools is erupting at an alarming rate, and educators believe unfiltered online content is driving the trend.
Too much screen-time has eroded the academic performance of Aussie students over the past five years - and devices “pervasively penetrating the classroom” are among the key reasons why.
Some 90 percent of Australian students admit to using devices in class, and research shows kids get better marks in personal-tech-free zones. So should schools ban phones outright?
Parents can be rightfully proud of their tech-savvy little ones, who have often learned to swipe before they can speak. But where’s the line between healthy and balanced digital kids - and full-blown techno-brats?
No-limits data plans may be a boon for Australian consumers. But the move could put students at risk, freeing them from reliance on protected school networks to go free-range on their own data.