WhatsApp groups of parents. Are they really necessary?

In recent times , WhatsApp groups of parents associated with school and the school performance of their children have become very fashionable. Although certainly for parents this can be a practical tool that allows them to always stay up-to-date with news regarding school assignments, meetings, educational plans , etc., the truth is that they can become a cross, not only for the children of these parents, but also for the teachers and even for the parents themselves.

The excessive use that practically all of us make of these new social networks, has been making these groups, originated at first to keep up to date and to solve specific problems, have become forums for debate on how to teach or educate, positioning itself many times around the way in which children receive this education from teachers.

Nor does it make sense for parents to remind themselves through such groups of responsibilities that should only concern their children , such as the fact that there are homework for the next day and which ones. It is as if social networks allow greater control over children, preventing them from solving their own problems and facing them personally, which will undoubtedly develop them as members of tomorrow’s society through a maturation process. in whose aspects third parties should not intervene, not even parents. To think, as modern parents, that staying on guard 24 hours a day will help safeguard the backs of your children, is to place yourself very far from reality.

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Social networks, and in this case WhatsApp, are a reflection of a new society that can remain in continuous contact and in any situation. This, in addition to the obvious advantages it has, can also lead to excessive limits regarding the role that each one should or must fulfill in society.

The simple fact of a bad grade can lead a parent today to speak ill of a teacher in these instant messaging groups, helping to create false rumors and spread them about teaching professionals, and even surpassing the barrier of the personal. A matter that, of course, should not be part of the “schoolyard” and much less of the parents’ own playground.

The controversies that these types of groups are causing in our society, along with the numerous complaints that many teachers have made to the ANPE union’s helpline and helpline, give full evidence of how a worrying point has been reached on this issue, fracturing even more harmony between parents and teachers, families and schools.

Therefore, we must reflect on this and on the need for what to comment and what not to comment on in a social network, whatever it may be. Let us remember that when there is a certain problem with the school or with the teacher, it is necessary to speak directly and personally and that, with regard to the tasks and duties of the children, a certain trust in them is also necessary in the form of autonomy and responsibility.

The new school year begins, and it is in our power to put an end to disrespect and lack of seriousness.

And you, what do you think of WhatsApp groups for parents?

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