Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

On the Naughty Step Conduct That Deserves a Ticking Off

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

On the Naughty Step Conduct That Deserves a Ticking Off

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This week: time zones

There are already enough diversions to keep children awake half the night, from computer games to Snapchat and texting. It is not uncommon for bleary-eyed students to traipse into lessons and fall asleep at their desks, even at the best of times. And the World Cup has made things much, much worse.

The time lag between Brazil and Europe has meant that children keen to watch their footballing heroes in action are staying up way past what should be their bedtime. The England v Italy game in Manaus, situated in the heart of the Amazon basin, started at 11pm UK time. Consequently, millions of children were up into the small hours. It may have taken place on a Saturday, but the impact would still have been felt in double maths on Monday morning. …

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