Hamilton Heights School resource officers create technology
The school resource officers created the Pound, a technology free room with the exception of an Xbox and TV kids have to use together, after concerns of the negative impact of technology on kids, lack of face to face communication between kids and other serious issues.
cases, cyber bullying cases, all these different things that are coming through our offices that we dealing with. It not once a month, it not once a week,
it daily in the sense that at times you looking into what you heard that a child has told you about is true or did somebody do this negative thing on the phone or is this negative conversation being carried on, said Hamilton County Deputy and School Resource Officer Jonathan Tindal.
Deputy Josh Ireland, the school resource officer at Hamilton Heights Elementary, also had those concerns. So, he created a similar technology free room this year called the Pound. It a reward based room. Teachers nominate kids who are behaving well to go to the room for 30 to 40 minutes during the day where they can play Jenga, foosball, and other games while interacting with each other. Fourth graders have been allowed to use the room,
but it will be expanding to 3rd and 5th graders.