Teachers and principals must make sure they are equipped to deal with increasing demand for information, according to the head of the Association of School Principals (ASP).
Stacey Abrams, president of the ASP Education Foundation, said: “Teachers and principals are not getting the information they need to make informed decisions about their pupils, so they have to be able to make sure their information is up-to-date and up- to-date on their pupils.”
“It is our belief that the selfie is a very powerful tool that is going to have an impact on our teaching and learning environments, particularly in schools with very young children, and we must take the time to assess the impact before introducing new technology.”
Abrams told the BBC the trend was starting to affect schools already struggling to provide quality education.
“It has been shown that when schools are not equipped with the resources that they need, that will be reflected in the performance of the children,” she said.
“We know that students who are being exposed to the content on social media can get better grades, more numeracy, and a better understanding of how to use the devices in school.”
The OECD predicts that by 2025, a whopping 57% of the world’s pupils will be on social networks, with many of these devices being used to get to school.
Abrams said: “[Social media] is a huge, huge, big problem that’s going to affect education, and that’s the number one problem in schools across the world.”
She added: “It’s not just about the pupils, it’s about all of us.”