Second graders at a Louisiana school wish their parents would get off their phones. When Louisiana elementary school teacher Jen […]
Second graders at a Louisiana school wish their parents would get off their phones.
When Louisiana elementary school teacher Jen Beason asked her students to write about an invention they wish had never been invented, she was surprised to find that several of her students admitted they would get rid of smart phones if they could.
“I don’t like the phone because my [parents] are on their phone every day … I hate my mom’s phone and I wish she never had one,” one student wrote in a photo posted to Beason’s Facebook page that has since been turned to private.
The student capped off the essay with a drawing of a cell phone with an “X» through it and a sad face saying, “I hate it.”
Beason revealed that out of 21 of her students, four of them wrote about this topic.
At the end of her post, Beason added the hashtags #getoffyourphones and #listentoyourkids.
The post was shared more than 261,000 times — parents expressed guilt, and fellow teachers echoed similar conversations they’ve had in their classrooms.
“We had a class discussion about Facebook and every single one of the students said their parents spend more time on FB then they do talking to their child. It was very eye opening for me,” Abbey Fauntleroy commented.
According to a 2017 survey, half of parents found that using technology disrupted time with their children three or more times a day.