If you have a child taking classes via Zoom, you know how hard it is—for your child, for you, and for your child’s teacher.
If we’ve learned anything at all this year, it’s that this year should just be canceled and also that kids need extra kindness and support. I mean, we all do, but kids especially are in a really difficult position and often find it difficult to understand this new environment and struggle to adapt.
One mom on Twitter illustrated the problem with expecting so much from kids by telling a story about how her fourth-grade child got sent to Zoom detention for not paying attention in class.
I know, it sounds absurd. But her tweets have started a conversation about the issues children are experiencing in pandemic-era school.
“My child got sent to Zoom detention for not paying attention in Zoom 4th grade. Email said here’s the link to access the room to serve detention,” Uju Anya wrote.
“I swear I’m trying so hard to take this life seriously.”
She explained in further tweets that she understands how hard pandemic education is on everyone, but Zoom detention is absolutely bizarre.
“My child is struggling to keep it together during this pandemic like all of us. I chose remote learning to keep her safe, and I understand doing 4th grade on Zoom is difficult. It’s also hard for teacher who manages both kids in class and online. But Zoom detention is ridiculous,” she wrote.
The post went viral and was even discussed on The View. Thankfully, most people were sympathetic to the situation and agreed that a different approach to students struggling with Zoom is needed.
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