It was great to speak with Kathryn Ryan from Radio New Zealand on the problem of smartphones in schools. Many of the schools we talk with are concerned about the rise of smartphone use in schools, and say that the majority of secondary school students now own a smartphone.
The main concerns involve students bypassing default internet filtering systems, and this generally occurs in one of two ways:
The link to the full interview is available here.
Considerations for schools in solving the smartphone problem include:
Family Zone provides a unique ecosystem approach, and supports school community engagement. Solutions include the Family Zone smartphone control app, and smart 'machine learning' technology to block VPN use, to keep kids safe anywhere, any time.
Not only is every device a learning device on school grounds; those devices seamlessly transition between home and school, and everywhere in between.
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