Sarah Beeny slams her son's £33k-a-year private school for making iPads a requirement for learning as it's made it 'impossible' for her to limit screen time at home

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By Tallulah Dean For Mailonline

Published: 11:45 EDT, 11 July 2024 | Updated: 11:49 EDT, 11 July 2024

TV big Sarah Beeny has slammed her son's £33,000-a-year backstage school, for making iPads a request for learning and their over-reliance connected technology.

The 52-year-old has described nan dependence connected exertion arsenic 'really, really toxic', expressing nan thought that nan incorporation of iPads astatine schoolhouse has made it 'impossible' for nan presenter to limit surface clip astatine home.

Ms Beeny has 4 sons pinch creator hubby Graham Swift. And each either be aliases person antecedently attended earlier graduating, Millfield School successful Somerset.

The spot master said: 'That's fundamentally for illustration asking personification to fare and past shoving nan full fridge afloat of pick doughnuts and saying, 'Could you conscionable meander and find nan carrot astatine nan bottom?' and past expecting to usage self-control.

'And erstwhile they don't usage self-control you say, 'Well, what is incorrect pinch you?'. I don't deliberation you tin walk it backmost to nan parents. 

TV big Sarah Beeny has slammed her son's £33,000 a twelvemonth backstage school, for making iPads a request for learning and their over-reliance connected technology.

The 52-year-old has described nan dependence connected exertion arsenic 'really, really toxic', expressing nan thought that nan incorporation of iPads astatine schoolhouse has made it 'impossible' for nan presenter to limit surface clip astatine home

'People person said to maine earlier 'Why don't you usage parental controls' and I'm for illustration good I'm astatine work, I'm really busy, and they tin get astir it anyway.'

Ms Beeny's distaste for nan usage of exertion successful schools continues further erstwhile she goes arsenic acold to opportunity devices stopped children's 'brains developing' and constricted their societal skills.

The Property Ladder presenter has called connected schools, pressing them to enforce tighter restrictions connected devices successful schools and said nary kid should beryllium capable to 'look up a game' connected school-owned technology.

She continues, saying: 'Pupils shouldn't beryllium capable to do thing because it's for illustration a schoolhouse textbook. You don't person a schoolhouse textbook and past instrumentality Beano successful nan backmost of it, do you?'

The mother-of-four's vexation comes from nan conception of children successful schools having entree to things they shouldn't connected school-owned devices, arguing that it makes children little productive arsenic they get distracted easier, provided they're fixed a tablet to do their maths homework but past gets distracted and goes and uses societal media for illustration Snapchat and forgets each astir nan homework they were tasked with.

She went connected to propose nan thought that schools should not rumor devices until they are responsible for nan contented connected them, and children cannot download societal media.

Ms Beeny has 4 sons pinch creator hubby Graham Swift. And each either be aliases person antecedently attended earlier graduating, Millfield School successful Somerset

Schools tin enforce restrictions connected devices specified arsenic soft wall package that blocks definite types of contented from being accessed, but children effort to get astir them and much and much children are becoming successful successful bypassing these package systems. 

Beeny relates to each parents, not conscionable herself by expressing that nan incorporation of exertion successful student learning affects each families arsenic it makes it overmuch harder to show nan magnitude of clip their children walk connected exertion daily.

The presenters children be Millfield school, that has been attended antecedently by David Beckham's boy Romeo Beckham, 21, McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris, 24, and Paralympic Medallist John McFall, 43.

Millfield has been approached for comment. 

The presenters children be Millfield schoolhouse (seen)


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