Welcome to the 21st century. A world filled with distractions everywhere you turn. How is it even possible to get homework done at all, let alone focus on doing homework without being distracted by a wide variety of electronic gadgets.
This tragedy happened in Hangzhou, China where an 11-year-old schoolboy refused to do his homework. The boy was believed as addicted to his mobile phone. Spending long hours and it distracted him from doing his homework.
According to China Press, even though the parents trying to talk to him nicely several times but he refused to listen and the angry parents end up threw away his phone.
But, they couldn’t believe he threw away his life by jumping down from the 12-floor in their apartment!
The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead not long after arriving at the hospital.
How Parents Can Help Children Manage Distractions While Studying?
Teach your child to take technology breaks to separate doing homework from using technology. Here’s the strategy: After your child has worked on his homework without interruption for 20,30 or 45 minutes, he is then allowed a technology break for 5-7 minutes to text and post to social media. When the break time is up, you instruct him to turn off his electronic devices and continues his homework.
If your child complains that the technology break time is too short, you can let him know that when he is finished with his homework, he can use technology for as long as he wants (or whatever amount of time you say is ok).
Ultimately, if we want students to learn and perform at their best, smartphones and other online distractions must be managed.
Info via beyond book smart