New Survey Says Students Screen Time Too High

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A new survey done by the Education Week Research Center showed that students spend the right amount of screen time at school, but school officials are concerned with the amount spent looking at a screen at home. 

Highlights of the survey findings according to Education Week Research Center include:


• Most leaders say that students spend the right amount of screen time in school. However, 95
percent are concerned that students get too much screen time at home.
• The majority of leaders (57 percent) report that digital technologies are an important
supplemental resource used to personalize the learning experience based on each student’s
strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Relatively few (16 percent) say such technologies are
central to their mission or that they do not use them at all (3 percent).
• More than half of school leaders (55 percent) are extremely concerned about student social
media use outside of school.
• Just under half of leaders (45 percent) are extremely concerned about cyber-bullying.
• Forty-three percent of leaders are very concerned about students’ inability to gauge the
reliability of online news.
• Compared to their elementary and high school peers, middle school leaders are most concerned
about student sexting.
• Just 7 percent of leaders say that teaching computer science or data science is central to the
mission of their operation. 

For more information on the Education Week Research Center survey, click here

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