The U.K. is eliminating analog clocks from student classrooms because kids can’t read them.
Says one professor from the Times Educational Supplement newspaper:
“It is amazing the number of students I am coming across in year 10, 11 and in sixth form who do not know how to tell the time. We live in a world where everything is digital. We are moving towards a digital age and they do not necessarily have analogue watches anymore and they have mobile phones with the time on.”
Children tend to get bought an iPhone before they get a wrist watch if at all
— Niall Dosad (@Dosad_SCITTELS) March 14, 2018
Of course, kids in the UK can’t be the only ones who need digital clocks to tell time.
Generation thumbs in the USA can’t seem to either, as Jimmy Kimmel highlights in the video below.