What if a child gets addicted to gadgets or other wasteful activities?

  1. First of all a child (or even adult) getting addicted to any wasteful activities is not a function of open learning. Many a times these so called wasteful activities are a way to get away from something that is not exciting or interesting to the child.
    In open learning what is important is the responsibility the child feels towards their own learning and life. Rather than monitoring the child’s usage of gadgets etc, intense discussions on what all interests the child and how he or she wants to build these often ensures that the child is not merely wasting his or her time.