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Stop Buying Phones For Your Children, They Spend Too Much Time On Facebook -Catholic Bishop Warns

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Stop Buying Phones For Your Children, They Spend Too Much Time On Facebook -Catholic Bishop Warns

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July 24, 2017 – Catholic Bishop Warns Nigerians To Stop Buying Phones For Children Over Impending Disasters In Nation’s Education Sector

Stop Buying Phones For Your Children, They Spend Too Much Time On Facebook – Catholic Bishop Warns

The Catholic Bishop of Jalingo Diocese, Most Rev. Charles Hammawa has advised parents to stop buying smart phones for school children because of their negative effects on children.

Hammawa gave the advice on Monday at the graduation ceremony of Our Lady of Consolation Girl’s Secondary School, Jalingo.

He expressed concern at the alarming rate at which students were now using social media, describing the situation as impending disaster for the nation’s educational development.

‘‘I want to advise parents to stop buying phones and other communication gadgets for their children because rather than read their books, most students now spend more time on the social media to the detriment of their studies.



  1. adecks batholomew

    July 24, 2017 at 11:34 PM

    this statement is true because our education is not encouraging at all with the technology era

  2. Chris

    July 25, 2017 at 1:24 AM

    oga pastor these kids need to be kept abreast of the happenings in the country, so that the atrocities committed by the so called elites both political and the religious ones shall be made known to all. Because what is killing people in this country is ignorance.

    • iron bar

      July 25, 2017 at 5:27 AM

      wrong,even in develpoed countries,they have one cellphone.back home someone have all the network,they tweet,snapchat,instagram,facebook wassap and they even lose concentration walking across traffic and posong great risk of getting hit by oncoming vehicles.we are even better off without these too much technology,our parents and grand parents lived out it and they had a good life.they even google their surname.go to asia,europe and america and see literacy rate.they have highend technology with blast internet but still on the low .we over do things and its ruining everything.

      • joedinno

        July 25, 2017 at 6:14 AM

        so u one of the people who like to mention our ancestors abi. well like me shock u our great ancestors never knew about pastors and imams.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    July 25, 2017 at 5:08 AM

    THE RATE AT WHICH THE WORLD OF COMMUNICATION IS DEVELOPING these days must put sensible parents in a difficult position as regards the training of their children. Other parents who don’t think things through are sure to say this is the 21st century and thus this advice is for the Neanderthals. But this man of God has made a very salient point. How do parents monitor what their minors do with smart phones? Apart from endless chatting, how do they trace the kind of websites their children visit with their phones, especially now that pornography is at the fingertip of anybody who uses smartphones, and children especially are the most harmed by this because they err more often than not in their judgments.

    I THINK that even though children should have their own handsets, the kind of phone is what matters. Phones with functionality limited to sending text messages and answering calls is not too austere for a secondary school child. With this, the child is less prone to be introduced to certain things before maturity, and thus would have more time for his/her studies.

  4. ifeoma ezeme

    July 25, 2017 at 6:46 AM

    U hv said it all

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