This is a random post. I've seen the infotainment articles on Alec Baldwin's rather harsh message to his daughter, and newspaper articles about the new ban on cellphones in schools.
Both stem from one thing, methinks - the lack of consideration, lack of manners, I see in children, adolescents and adults.
Baldwin was apparently upset because his daughter did not make herself available for a scheduled call.
Children in school should be paying full attention to the teachers, not to text messages from their friends. The full attention part is particularly important; I've met too many semi-literate university graduates to be comfortable with the education children are receiving in Canada.
Must admit, I don't understand the desperate need to "be available". Why are these kids so wedded to their cellphones?
Seguing back....Parents are failing their children badly by not teaching consideration for others, basic manners.