While some students have returned to school, virtual learning is still a reality for many parents. And one sneaky son managed to scam his mom into believing he was hard at work - in a truly ingenious way.
Kids' education has been hugely disrupted this year.With many children having unprecedented time off of school.
Teachers have been forced to work online.Meaning kids are learning virtually more than ever before.
This is obviously a great way to safely learn.But that's not to say there aren't downsides.
As one mom discovered this week...When working from home alongside her 5-year-old son, she discovered a clever scam he'd managed to conceive...
She set up a webcam to check her son was getting on with his homework.But he came up with a genius way around ...
Safe to say, the decision as to whether to reopen schools has been controversial.
via: Getty ImagesThe move had divided opinion among parents and students.
Because schools make social distancing difficult.
via: Getty ImagesCausing coronavirus spikes across the world.
Despite the risks, some schools opened their doors again.
via: Getty ImagesResulting in massive spikes in virus cases...
Many don't think schools should be opening.
Kids cough like this in public and the government thinks it’s a good idea to open schools back up. Yeah ok https://t.co/ySh1vJJdFa— Emo Florist 🕸 (@Emo Florist 🕸)1594330667.0
Some pointed this out.
Can’t keep 900 baseball players safe with almost unlimited resources but sure we can protect millions of kids jamme… https://t.co/1jG3CbhZnH— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1595873254.0
And when you take this into account ...
school board: it’s completely safe for kids to go back to school teachers: so you met in person to discuss this… https://t.co/WUzSpgUh8D— Laurazepam (@Laurazepam)1595018413.0
Why are we so happy to ask teachers to volunteer their lives?
The speed we went from “Teachers are underappreciated, we should pay them triple!” to “Get in the classroom and wat… https://t.co/AQzz6bgVdo— Mattie B 🏳️🌈 (@Mattie B 🏳️🌈)1594237580.0
To keep themselves safe, many are choosing virtual learning instead.
via: ShutterstockSure, it's not quite the same as being in school - but it's a great alternative.
However, there are some downsides to homeschooling ...
via: ShutterstockAs one mom discovered this week.
Laura Mazza thought she was "nailing parenting."
"I put FaceTime on, so if Luca has a question when unsupervised, he can ask."she explained.
"I’d quickly pick up my phone and have a peek and it looked like he was listening."
"I thought maybe he heard me say 'break time' and ran off quickly to go play and it was frozen."
"He had his sister's iPad, propped up and situated perfectly in front of his iPad’s camera lens..."
"And not just one picture - multiple pictures!"
via: Shutterstock"The little sh*t put up a fake picture so it would look like he was sitting there, listening!"
This kid clearly doesn't need school - he's a genius already!
via: ShutterstockWant to see another example of what the school's reopening may mean? Scroll on...