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Damaged Electronics Cost Families $2.8 Billion

Parents Are Losing a Fortune on Broken Electronic Devices

Kids' back-to-school gear increasingly includes an electronic device, whether it's purchased by parents or is assigned to them by their school. But such devices are not always kid-friendly as 50 percent of parents report that their kids have damaged an electronic device, costing families $2.8 billion in the past five years. According to a study by SquareTrade, which provides extended insurance policies for laptops and other electronic devices, kids and their backpacks can be unforgiving. Screens often get crushed by books, corners get dinged when a bag is dropped or stepped on, and items sometimes are lost or stolen. For tips on how to get kids to take better care of their electronics, read the whole story on The Huffington Post.

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EdnaBizzell EdnaBizzell 2 years
Teaching children responsible behavior with electronics is imperative. We made kids cover textbooks to minimize the damage to these, and now that we are a country infusing technology, we should begin with teaching this. I see kids all day pull out their own electronic devices, with cracked screens and scratches that don't seem to trouble them. It will need to be learned before it is practiced.
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