'Mum, can we download 'Subway Surfers'?, we play it at school...so its educational!'.
Hummmm... grumpy mums in the playground gather to discuss the potential overuse of the ipad, again.
Its something that the parents I know are really aware of, its a big issue in homes and most kids I know get their 20 min per day and frankly its a great bargaining chip when you want them to tidy their rooms! So over use in schools can worry parents for lots of reasons.
However... on closer inspection/ inquisition the kids are using the ipads wisely at school and subway surfers availability is more of a playground myth than a reality. The kids are doing what kids do and testing (lets face it playing us for suckers!), to see if they can get the games they want on their pads.
Playground mutterings matter so what can schools do?
As always with parents its communication, communication, communication!