Dr Alan Billings - Blog
The recent incident at Fir Vale School illustrated only too well the power of social media for good and ill.
On the one hand, pupils at the school were able to get in touch with their parents instantly on their mobile phones. Within minutes those parents began to appear at the school gates to see for themselves what was happening and that their children were safe.
I am sure it must give parents some comfort to know that when they say goodbye to their children in the morning they are not cut off from them until they come home again later in the day.
This is all very different from the time when my own children were in school and mobile phones were unknown. You had no idea where they were, who they were with or what they might be doing and no means of asking them. If they were unduly late, you worried.
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