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School clamps down on phones and Fitbits to ease body image worries

The Guardian – Steven Morris

“A girls’ school is banning wearable activity trackers and smartwatches because of concerns that pupils are skipping lunch if they fail to meet their calorie and exercise targets. Teachers at Stroud high school in Gloucestershire fear the gadgets are exacerbating some girls’ worries about their body image. The deputy headteacher, Cindi Pride, told Gloucestershire Live that the school’s active and healthy girls did not need to count calories and the number of steps they took each day.”(more)

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