Sarah Beeny claims ‘iPads are mode addictive than cocaine’ and blasts their use in the classroom

‘iPads are more addictive than cocaine!’ Mum-of-four Sarah Beeny blasts the use of tablet computers in schools and claims its the same as giving children Class-A drugs

Sarah Beeny has blasted the use of tablet computers in schools and claimed the devices are ‘more addictive than cocaine’.

The property show presenter, 50,  is mum to Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12, with her husband of 19 years Graham Swift.

Speaking on the Tea with Twiggy podcast she said that her eldest children know they would learn more if they went back to using traditional pen and paper and could no longer be distracted by online games.

Speaking out: Sarah Beeny has blasted the use of iPads in schools and claimed the devices are 'more addictive than cocaine'

Speaking out: Sarah Beeny has blasted the use of iPads in schools and claimed the devices are ‘more addictive than cocaine’

‘They’re [her children] used to the iPad for school, but when you look at the screen anytime they’re in a lesson, it’s weirdly not in a lesson’.

Adding: ‘They’re doing something else like Minecraft.

Sarah told host and former model Twiggy, 73 : ‘My oldest two both know they would learn more if they took the iPads out of school and went back to pen and paper’.

She continued: ‘It’s a little bit like giving children drugs. It’s more addictive than cocaine.’

Mummy: The TV star is mum to Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12, with her husband of 19 years Graham Swift

Mummy: The TV star is mum to Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12, with her husband of 19 years Graham Swift

Ipad enough! She said that her eldest children know they would learn more if they went back to using traditional pen and paper and could no longer be distracted by online games (stock image)

Ipad enough! She said that her eldest children know they would learn more if they went back to using traditional pen and paper and could no longer be distracted by online games (stock image)

Way back in 2015 MailOnline reported that Ofsted was warning that Tablet computers were already becoming a major disruption in classrooms.

An Ofsted spokesman said at the time tablets ‘can be extremely disruptive’ and make it difficult for teachers to teach.

‘It is up to schools to decide whether they have rules about personal devices, but Ofsted would be supportive of heads who took tough action to make the learning environment better for children,’ the spokesman told the Times Educational Supplement.

Health: Earlier this month Sarah, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, admitted that she spent decades worrying that she would get stuck down with the disease after her mother sadly died from it

Health: Earlier this month Sarah, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, admitted that she spent decades worrying that she would get stuck down with the disease after her mother sadly died from it

Earlier this month Sarah, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, admitted that she spent decades worrying that she would get stuck down with the disease after her mother sadly died from it. 

Speaking on Loose Women she opened up about the moment she found a lump on her breast before her cancer diagnosis in July.

Appearing on TV for the first time since her diagnosis, Sarah spoke about how she spent decades ‘waiting’ to get breast cancer after her mother’s battle with the disease.

Sarah’s mother Ann tragically died from cancer 40 years ago at the age of 39, when Sarah was just 10 years old.

Explaining how she spent decades worrying about cancer, Sarah said: ‘My mum died when I was 10 and I’ve just always assumed that I would get breast cancer.

‘Anyone else who’s lost a mum would feel this – she died at 39 so when I got to 39, I was like, ‘Here it is, this is it, this is the moment’. And then I got to 40 and was like, ‘Oh no, that wasn’t it – that’s not it!’.

‘So 40 was a bit of a bumpy moment, because I wasn’t sure what you do at 40 when you’re not dead. Then life went on and then I hit 50 and then I was diagnosed, and I thought, ‘Oh there it is. It was just waiting’.’

Family: Sarah's mother Ann tragically died from cancer 40 years ago at the age of 39, when Sarah was just 10 years old

Family: Sarah’s mother Ann tragically died from cancer 40 years ago at the age of 39, when Sarah was just 10 years old

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