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Student's Note About Mum's Mobile Phone Addiction Goes Viral

Mischa Pearlmen

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Student's Note About Mum's Mobile Phone Addiction Goes Viral

It's probably fair to say that we all spend too much time looking at our mobile phones. Whether it's texting friends, looking at Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, playing Candy Crush Saga, checking the weather or even - shock, horror- calling somebody, we could all do with detaching ourselves from our smart phones.

One person who's definitely fed up with the hold they have over someone they love is a second grader at a school in Louisiana. Their teacher posted the following picture of student's assignment on Facebook:

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

She wrote: "I had my 2nd graders write about an invention that they wish had never been created. Out of 21 students, 4 of them wrote about this topic #getoffyourphone #listentoyourkids"

The note has since been shared over 200,000 times. Her student wrote the following (though we fixed a few spelling and grammar errors): "If I had to tell you what invention I don't like I would say that I don't like the phone.

"I don't like the phone because my parent are on their phone every day. A phone is sometimes a really bad habit. I hate my mom's phone and I wish she never had one. That is an invention I don't like."

Underneath the essay was a drawing of a smart phone with a big X across it. Next to it was with a sad face with a speech bubble that said: "I hate it."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It goes without saying that there were plenty of replies to the post, most of which, like the below, commented on how sad the whole situation was.

According to WBKW, who reported on the assignment going viral, a study showed that half of parents found using technology disrupted time with their children three or more times a day.

Even more worrying is that almost half of people in the United States said that they could not imagine life without a smartphone. Which, when you think about it, is kind of crazy.


Still, perhaps now that this post has gone viral, parents might think about spending a little less time on her phone and a little more time with their kids.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Viral, student, Community, USA

Mischa Pearlmen
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