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12.34 11 Dec 2020


Survey Finds That More Than One Third Of Second Class Pupils Have A Mobile Phone

Children’s School Lives, a landmark study following 4,000 children across almost 200 schools has found that one-third of second-class pupils had a mobile phone.

The impact of digital technology was noted as a concern in terms of the impact of extensive screen time on learning and safety.  

When asked about their home lives, two-thirds of second-class pupils reported that they were ‘never’ or rarely read to. A similar proportion reported never or rarely practicing counting at home.  

Andrea asked this afternoon ''what is an appropriate age to give a child a smartphone?'', ''what age is too young?''. Andrea spoke to a number of parents on the programme that were for and against children being allowed to use smartphones. 

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