PlayStation is an easy scapegoat
Furthermore, only two of his 30 or more pupils with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are "genuine victims". All we need to do to achieve a wonder cure for their behaviour problems is to confiscate their PlayStations.
At a stroke, he identifies a potential saving of many millions of pounds.
There will no longer be the need for paediatricians, clinical and educational psychologists, and speech and language therapists to waste time with multi-professional assessments.
The NHS will save a fortune on Ritalin. LEAs can forget concerns about funding places and staff training.
A couple of decades ago, we blamed "refrigerator parents" for their children's disabilities. Now its "PlayStation parents".
Rest assured I shall continue reading The TES to find out which domestic appliance will next be blamed.
(Retired special school head)