Creche sign telling parents to get off their phones divides opinion 2 years ago

Creche sign telling parents to get off their phones divides opinion

Is the sign fair or a step too far?

A creche has stirred quite the heated debate after they posted a sign in their window, advising parents to get off their phones when they're collecting their children.

The creche wanted to ensure that parents weren't distracted or unaware of their surroundings, but many have taken offence to it's intense messaging.

The sign reads: "You are picking up your child! GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!! Your child is happy to see you! Are you happy to see your child?? We have seen children trying to hand their parents the work they completed and the parent is on the phone.

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"We have heard a child say 'Mommy, mommy, mommy...' and the parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child. it is appalling. Get off your phone!!"

The sheer number of exclamation points on the sign is enough to give us a headache, but some parents were pretty furious when they were greeted by the notice at pick up time.


One person said: "Mixed feelings on this. Today's financial environment demands both parents work to survive. Highly competitive."

Many stressed that parents may be responding to professional emails or an urgent message, but other stressed that nothing is ever as important as your children.

"Time moves too fast, don't miss a moment. You can never get it back," said one.

Another shared: "Your child grows up quickly and you will miss a lot while you are on that phone!"

What do you think? Is the creche right or is the sign a step too far?