Pay attention to report card posts, your child may be a target


Lerato Khumalo

For nearly 19 million students, the class bell will ring for the last time and the 3-month summer vacation will begin. While both students and parents were experiencing great excitement, important warnings began to come from experts one after another. Children should not be pressured, blamed, and emotional violence should be avoided. While parents happily share their report card photos It is important for them to hide their children’s ID numbers, Malicious people can seize children’s data, especially on days like these.


Psychologist Özge Öztaşçı stated that this is a violation of private life and said, “It is necessary to respect the personal rights of children. In addition, TR ID numbers can fall into the hands of malicious people. Families should treat their children with the thought of how I would feel if someone shared my photo.” “One thing that parents should not forget is that their children will not always be successful, and there may be situations and events in which they will fail,” said Öztaşçı. Parents should not put pressure on their children or behave in an accusatory manner He underlined the need.

Experts explain that children should not be evaluated only based on their report card grades.


Öztaşçı pointed out that families should focus on how they can fix this if their children have a poor report card during the summer holidays, and said, “Instead of doing this hastily, it would be a healthier way to first try to understand the child and understand why he achieved such a result.” Experts, that children have had a busy period and need some rest. says. After creating an environment where children can rest, recommendations are made to enter into a routine that focuses on covering their shortcomings and does not bore them.

Bringing up the warning that “Parents actually evaluate themselves with report cards,” Öztaşçı said, “Weak grades do not appear suddenly. Report cards are a reflection of children’s behaviors and grades for 9 months. “If the parents did not pay any attention to their children during this process, we understand this.” He says and adds: “It is not honest and acceptable for them to do nothing for the child’s development until today and react when they see a low grade on the report card. We can say that this is a reflection of not only the child’s grade but also the parent’s interest and concern.”

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Report cards are also an indicator of parents.

Lastly, Öztaşçı concluded his statements by pointing out that this holiday is a physical and mental rest period for children and that time should be spared for hobbies.


Educational Sociologist Prof. Dr. Tunay Kamer started his speech by pointing out that the report card is not a tool that alone shows the student’s personality traits, mental capacity and abilities. Kamer said, “Students should never be punished physically or emotionally for poor grades on the report card. Punishment can never teach a student to study or be successful. “Punishments even indirectly encourage not to study,” he said.

It is not right to place the responsibility of the child’s poor report card solely on his shoulders. Pointing out that the report card should be seen as a feedback tool in which the family evaluates itself, Kamer underlined that it is important to be able to produce solutions as a family.

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Families are required to hide their children’s ID numbers when sharing their report cards.


Kamer advises children to read books for the summer holiday and is of the opinion that spending time together as a family will also contribute to the child’s self-confidence. Kamer pointed out the supportive role of families in terms of children’s dreams and holiday plans, and explained that warming up activities for school should start a few weeks before the new term.

Report card day, the security point in the joyful posts on social media Drawing attention, Kamer touches on the possibility of malicious people storing them. Kamer concluded, “Each of our children’s names, surnames, photographs, TR ID numbers, school and class information, grades and addresses are actually considered personal data. Therefore, we should not share this information publicly on public social media.”