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U.K. schools are removing analog clocks from exam rooms because kids can't read them


In the age of Fortnite, most of what we do is now on a screen. Whether it's checking Twitter, watching Netflix, or even doing homework. And that's had quite a drastic effect in the United Kingdom, where teachers are now installing digital clocks in exam rooms because their children are having a difficult time reading analogue clocks and knowing how much time they have left during stressful exams.  

Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), told The Telegraph that students below the age of 18 have become accustomed to using digital devices, and as such, a digital clock. 

“The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he said.