Pros and cons of digital devices at school

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Pros and cons of digital devices at school

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You know, I would say, as far as bringing digital devices to schools, a lot of schools are allowing kids to bring their personal devices, as long as they keep them off during class, keep them off, you know, during assemblies, but sometimes schools allow kids to use their mp3 players during study hall. Parents should also consider their child's motivation as to why they want to bring digital devices to school. You know, parents need to understand that digital devices are actually becoming status symbols among kids as young as elementary school. So, for cell phones, it's important, you know, may be important for your child's safety to bring a phone to school, but for other digital devices, you want to find out what your child's motivation is. As far as bringing digital devices to school, the most important thing is making sure that you are aware of the school's policy and then you wanna make sure that your child is mature and responsible enough to follow the school's rules and to follow your rules.

Learn about: Pros and cons of digital devices at school from Caroline Knorr,...

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Caroline Knorr

Parenting Editor, Common Sense Media

As Common Sense Media's parenting editor, Caroline helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids' media lives. From games to cell phones to movies and more, if you're wondering "what’s the right age for…?", Caroline can help you make the decision that works best for your family. She has more than 20 years of editorial and creative marketing writing experience and has held senior-level positions at Walmart.com, Walmart stores, Cnet, and Bay Area Parent magazine. She specializes in translating complex information into bite-sized chunks to help families make informed choices about what their kids watch, play, read, and do. And she's the proud mom of a teenage son whose media passions include Star Wars, StarCraft, graphic novels, and the radio program This American Life

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