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Manners are a must at Clements-Parsons Elementary

In today’s world of technology, many children have become used to having a digital assistant at their beck and call. But is the demand for information without the requirement of a please or thank you causing children to become rude when interacting with adults and each other?

New figures from researchers at Childwise show that 42 percent of children aged between nine and 16 use voice recognition gadgets at home, with the most popular option being Apple’s Siri assistant. Children are most likely to ask the assistants for homework help, with one in seven using it to look up facts or for a virtual dictionary or thesaurus.

Clements/ Parsons Elementary counselors Armstrong (no first name given) and Audrey Trahan provided students with a menu of different manners, similar to a bingo game, that students can do each day.



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