I have a handful of 12- 15 year olds as friends on Facebook. Cousins, nieces, etc. There are a few of them who constantly update their FB statuses and have other activity on their during class times. They will post things like "Board in class" not only showing that they aren't paying attention but that they really REALLY need to be. LOL After their status updates you will see a long thread of classmates responding. It's ridiculous. I am thinking about calling the office and ratting them all out every time I see it. lol Each of these kids have their parents as FB friends but I'm willing to bet that they block their statuses from them.
What is your child's school policy on phones? What is your policy as their parent? If you knew they were texting and FBing during class would you take the phone? I am surprised one of the kids I know is allowed to take hers to school at all. She is failing most of her 7th grade classes due to lack of work getting done! She wouldn't have a phone if she were mine.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Jun. 2, 2011 in General Parenting
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Answer by other_mother at 4:55 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Our school also has a no tolerance policy. If a child is caught with a phone in class, it gets taken away and only returned to a parent. My policy on cell phones? My son can get one when he can pay for it, just like I did. My nieces have cell phones and all the texting is ridiculous. It's like they can't function without that phone in their hand.
Answer by nmmama09 at 5:33 PM on Jun. 2, 2011
Phones should not be used in class! Kids do not realize the importance of education until they missed it by being on their phone the whole time! Parents should understand where teachers are coming from and that they have the kids best interest at heart! It may not be the teachers business because it is not their kid per se- yet parents should be thrilled they have a teacher who cares enough that their kids is learning!!!!
Answer by cheapsally at 5:44 PM on Jun. 2, 2011