Giving kids Chromebooks in schools is like serving them candy for lunch. It’s something you’d do if you were either clueless or hated their guts.

What I’m trying to say is stop normalising surveillance in schools, you absolute muppets.


@aral I'm fairly sure here in England that Thatcho actively resisted "healthy foods" being sold in school in favour of the "free market", and certainly whilst I was there all sorts of sweets, soft drinks were widely available and there was no pressure to not consume them (at one point there were junk food vending machines *in* schools, this might only have been stopped in the late 2000s)

@vfrmedia @aral FWIW we switched from metering our kids' candy consumption to always having a variety of candy available, and our kids have started self-moderating.

It turns out you can't teach kids healthy eating habits by forcing them to eat healthy food any more than you can teach them skills by forcing them to listen to lectures and do homework.

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