What the world needs are responsible parents
I would hate to even try and list the students I know whose parents give them computers, often with Internet too, and allow the student to use the Computers as they wish in their private bedrooms, as firstly, it keeps the students out of their parents hair, and secondly, it is far too difficult for parents to start making rules and restrictions, on children who have been able to do what they wish most of their lives.
So the start should be with parents assuming responsibility for what their children do...from a very early age. Its impossible to suddenly start controlling what the students do when most parents have totally lost control of their kids anyway.
Those that haven't, have responsible kids, and they are not the ones I am referring to. There are many well trained and well loved kids who are still under their parent's rules.
Anything in excess is not good, and this is where the situation is today..If you want to control what your children are using, you have to start controlling when they are young enough to listen and respect what you say.
Expecting schools to do parental work is a hoot...parents keep passing the buck to schools to try and fix the unfixable..
Get the computers out of hidden rooms, into open studies and lounges where parents can keep some sort of eye on what the children are doing..That is the start..
Advice from a responsible teacher, who cannot control what students do anymore either.
It has to be started before the kids come to school...
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