We all know how social media can be distracting. You pop on to Facebook for ‘five minutes’ and before you know it an hour has passed.
So Andreea-Denisa Ciubotaru, 16, from Barking, got her headteacher at Eastlea Community School in Canning Town, to lock her phone away for a month so she could revise for her GCSEs without being tempted.
As a result her predicted grades have shot up from Cs plus to As.She knows how distracting it can be, she knows she should concentrate. So why doesn't she know that handing that decision over to someone else is the wrong thing to do?
She said: “Everyone knows how addictive your phone can be. I have told all my friends to do it.
“If I had tried to keep the phone at home I know I would have pestered my mum to give it to me so it had to be somewhere I knew I couldn’t get it.”Another millennial prepares to enter the world of work with no ability to exercise the most basic of human traits. It doesn't bode well, does it?