Hundreds of schools in New York City and the tristate area are about to start the school year using magnetically sealed pouches during the day — so kids aren’t distracted by their digital lives while trying to learn.
Yondr’s pouches seal when students place their phones in them at the start of the day. Students then keep the pouches on them so their phones aren’t at risk of getting stolen. When school lets out, they get a code to unlock them.
Not surprisingly the same experts who make their living off of emotionally crippled children are already sounding the alarm against this threat to their profession:
Not knowing what’s going on can cause severe anxiety, research psychologist Larry Rosen told NBC Bay Area.
“I would caution this school that one of the ramifications of this policy is that you’re activating anxiety in your students, which may backfire,” he said.
He advocates for “technology breaks during the school day so students can alleviate their anxiety.”