How long does it take to read 935 messages?

Kids-only messaging groups seem a bane to children and their parents, but they can be useful for pupils who want to stay on top of their homework

Focus on the Family Singapore's chief executive officer Joanna Koh-Hoe noticed that her son, Primary 6 pupil Tobias, was frequently checking his WhatsApp messages and would take up to two hours to complete a piece of homework that would ordinarily ta
ST ILLUSTRATION: LEE CHEE CHEW; PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
Focus on the Family Singapore's chief executive officer Joanna Koh-Hoe noticed that her son, Primary 6 pupil Tobias, was frequently checking his WhatsApp messages and would take up to two hours to complete a piece of homework that would ordinarily ta
Focus on the Family Singapore's chief executive officer Joanna Koh-Hoe noticed that her son, Primary 6 pupil Tobias, was frequently checking his WhatsApp messages and would take up to two hours to complete a piece of homework that would ordinarily take him 30 minutes.PHOTO: LEE JIA WEN

Primary 5 pupil Xaviar Ang sometimes receives 200 WhatsApp messages a day.

Earlier this year, when the 10-year-old went on a school trip to Vietnam for five days, he came back to find 2,000 messages on his smartphone.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'How long does it take to read 935 messages?'. Subscribe