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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Before class each day, a high-school teacher in Indianapolis grabs a clear plastic bag and fastens it to her waist with a ribbon.

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This obscenely understudied aspect of direct corporate access and influence over all cultural and social groups requires serious accountability. This instructor is extremely observant.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-01-25 08:56 AM | Reply

... It's that it lowers students' anxiety by keeping their phones in view. ...

Are we raising a generation of kids who have bonded to their phones instead of their parents?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-25 11:56 AM | Reply

$500+ for a phone? I'd get anxiety too.

#3 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-01-25 12:00 PM | Reply

Headline should be
Schools Treat Separation Anxiety After Taking Kids' Phones

#4 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2020-01-25 10:27 PM | Reply

She calls it the "phoney pack," and the magic of the makeshift vault isn't that it keeps devices out of reach. It's that it lowers students' anxiety by keeping their phones in view.

#5 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2020-01-25 10:28 PM | Reply

What is a "phon"?

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-26 12:37 PM | Reply

#6 see #4

#7 | Posted by Idependant97 at 2020-01-26 02:29 PM | Reply

Are we raising a generation of kids who have bonded to their phones instead of their parents?
#2 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2020-01-25 11:56 AM | FLAG: MEH

I think it is ridiculous that we criticize kids on how they use the phones when we gave them to them without instructions... because there weren't any instructions. The kids born after 1996...post brick phones grow up in an age where they have a full-blown computer in their pockets at all times. They can live life vicariously through it so they don't feel compelled to leave home as early.

What we need to do is stop expecting them to behave as we did when the phone was plugged in the wall and everyone had to share it.

I honestly don't think they are babies or going through weird bonding... socialization... The world is different because of computers and computerized phones.

They are using the tools the grandparents handed them to get even with their parents.

#8 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-01-27 08:40 AM | Reply

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