A survey of 1000 teenagers and their parents shows that electronic devices are causing sleep and study problems for teenagers as they come up to important end of year exams.
The survey, commissioned by cyber safety platform, Family Zone, found teenagers are being robbed of valuable sleep time in the lead-up to exams due to a combination of stress and too much time on social media through their mobile phones and laptops. With the very devices that they are using to study being a constant distraction.
Cyber expert, David Kobler, said “The survey confirms what every student and parent know, mobile devices are affecting study and sleep times, especially in the distractions social media presents 24 hours a day.
“Digital devices are critical for all students for study purposes these days, so they need to be within arms-reach, but this also means so is the distraction to use them for non-study purposes, it's a tough balancing act for students and parents."
300 schools in Australia and the US are now using Family Zone to manage student internet access and filter material on students’ mobile devices.
Teachers, school leaders and the entire education sector can have their say in the 2019 Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Survey which is open now. Read More
NIDA continues to invest in the creative practice of early career teachers in primary and secondary schools with the 2019 Creative Ambassador’s Initiative.
Downloaded more than 17,000 times, the AITSL My Induction app offers expert advice, answers to frequently asked questions and allows new teachers to track their professional wellbeing. Read More
Research shows that two years of quality preschool sets a child up for success, and happily the issue is gaining traction with politicians.