Tuesday 19 September 2017

Notebook: A look at the week that was

'Look, every parent knows the instant, intravenous-like relief provided when you hand a demonic child a tablet or phone. Angelic peace. Sadly, like any crime, the more you do it the easier your conscious is with it' Photo: Depositphotos
'Look, every parent knows the instant, intravenous-like relief provided when you hand a demonic child a tablet or phone. Angelic peace. Sadly, like any crime, the more you do it the easier your conscious is with it' Photo: Depositphotos

Baz Ashmawy

The mood is not festive any more. You would think this cruel urge to kick children and small woodland creatures would be the final nail in the Christmas coffin but, sadly, no. My house is still infested with school-less children. Dressed in the barefoot hobo couture of sportswear and pyjamas, they clog the doorways and hallways of our house like something from a Dickens musical but with iPads.

So I found it interesting to see statistics contained in the School Digital Trend Report released by Zeeko.

It showed that 86pc of primary school children have access to a smartphone, tablet or iPod. A parental crime as neglecting as anything Fagin could have mustered up.

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