Do you know the cell phone policy at your child's school?

Tech Talk Tuesday #69: Do you know the cell phone policy at your child's school?

When I visit schools across the country, I am consistently surprised that students, parents and even teachers are frequently unsure of the cell phone policies at their school. I have found very little information about the breakdown of school policies concerning cell phones. Wouldn't it be great if we had data on how often middle schools allow students to have cell phones with them all day? And wouldn’t it be great if we knew what policies parents want? Sadly this collective information does not exist. Cell phones in our schools is a quickly changing landscape and research does not do well under pressure, but it is still needed.

Our weekly Tech Talk Tuesday newsletter is a perfect opportunity to start collecting some data on cell phone policies. I created a very short survey to ask you what policies exist at your student’s school and what policies you think would be ideal. We timed the survey and it only takes 1 minute!

If you don't know the rules, please talk with your kids to find out what they know. If you are both unsure, don’t worry there are still questions you can answer on the survey.

For this TTT, please do these 3 easy steps:

  • Start by talking with your kids about the cell phone policy at their school. (It is OK to fill this out if you have not spoken with them.)
  • Fill out the 1-minute survey by clicking here.
  • Share this TTT on your social media sites and forward this email to your friends, work colleagues, family, etc. to help us get as much data as possible.

We thank you so very much for taking the time to do this survey!  Join us on Facebook where we will post the survey results in the near future. We will also discuss the results in a future TTT.