Kids blame technology for homework hand-in failures
The dog 8 it
‘My dog ate it’, ‘I left it on the bus’, and ‘someone stole it’ – they were the classic excuses in our day for not handing in homework. But modern youth are increasingly blaming absent homework on technology, a survey’s revealed.
Online electronics retailer Pixmania surveyed 1000 teachers during the past 12 months and found that of the total 6.5m excuses thought to be have been heard by UK teachers each week, roughly 1.3m - 20 per cent - centred on technological problem.
The most popular tech excuse heard from pupils was that they’d done the work, but then the computer crashed and they lost it. Don’t kids learn how to make back-ups these days?
‘I lost my laptop’ and ‘I finished my homework, but then deleted it by accident’ were also used by kids. Printer problems is another justification preferred by prepubescents.
The internet figured too, an inability to connect proving a frequently offered explanation for a failure to hand in homework.
Sue Cooke, Assistant Headteacher at Wallington County Grammar School, Surrey, said: "We are definitely wising up to their tech trickery.”
If they thought about it a bit better...
they could just hand in some gibberish file and claim they were a Mac or Linux user thus getting the rest of the world to excuse them.
Ahhh. My printer being out of ink was responsible for so many late homeworks...
El Reg... copying homework again?
Mr.Sherwood, this report seems remarkably similar to one handed in my Mr.Haines yesterday. I think there may be some plagiarism going on here...
My brother's a teacher & when he gets the "Printer ran out of toner" excuse he responds with "Well, why didn't you email me your homework?".
It devoured my paper.....
Sounds ike Pixmania trying to drum up some business
There can't be many people left who have been fleeced by the "you'll have to send it back to France" warranty.