St. Peter’s CE Primary School in England says they are tired of seeing parents come to pick up their children while talking on or checking their phone. So they have banned parents from being on their phones while they're on school property.
The Headteacher Ms Cathie said: “It really pulls at your heartstrings when you see parents on phone calls and pupils are running out to see them. “Sometimes they don’t even say ‘hello’, they just walk off. We also know that young children's vocabulary grows the more their parents speak with them. They don't learn for the most part by hearing you speak but by hearing you speak to them".
Some are applauding this move. "We have to do more to help our children. It's sad but we now have to teach parents how to be parents" said Sarah Hayes of Whelley
Others feel like this is an overreach by the school. "These people have no idea how much or little I communicate with my child based on the few minutes they see us together on school property, and quite frankly it's none of their concern" said Diane Mann of Wigan.