2 min read.Updated: 08 Oct 2014, 07:04 PM ISTGouri Dange
Help your child distinguish between using the phone for relevant information versus idle gossip
Our daughter is in class X and board exams are looming ahead. She agrees with us that she needs to spend less time on her smartphone. So we gave her a simple phone for receiving calls and messaging only. However, now she finds that without WhatsApp she misses out on notes and information sent by tuition teachers. Coordinating with school teachers about extra-curricular activities seems to be impossible without being part of social media “groups". She is feeling excluded and in a vacuum. She now wants her smartphone back. We as parents are grappling with this issue. Any suggestions?