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How screen-based technologies are impacting school students

The first in a series of Growing Up Digital Australia reports by the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW Sydney paints a worrying picture of changed learning conditions in Australian schools. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Australia, children's significant access to digital technology and its impacts on learning and wellbeing had become a major concern for educators. Key findings show nine out of 10 teachers and principals in Australia have observed an increase in students with emotional, social and behavioral challenges in school today compared to just five years ago. Three out of five Australian educators have seen a decline in students' readiness to learn and two-thirds have observed more children arriving at school tired.  Read more....



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