THE DANGERS OF VIRTUAL LEARNING

H/T Citizen Tom

Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance

School closed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(virus picture from here (en.wikipedia.org))

Prior to this past March, Prince William County Schools (PWCS) relied on teacher-led classroom learning. Though the School Board had budgeted for more computers as part of learning enhancement, computers were not in the hands of most students yet.

Then schools closed for COVID-19 quarantine. What happened to the children? While we have no statistics to prove it, we believe they turned to TV, texting on their smart phones, gaming on their tablets, and social media to communicate with friends: all screens!

According to Thomas Kersting, “Try eight or more hours per day, on average, seven days a week, staring at the bright lights of smartphones, tablets, and computer screens. The result: a new brain” (Kersting, Disconnected: How to Reconnect our Digitally Distracted Kids, 2016).

Prior to 2009, most kids diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) were…

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