The spinners are designed to be stress relievers, and they’re all the rage right now with kids from elementary to high school. But many people, including teachers, claim they’re causing distractions.
A fidget spinner is a small toy that can be spun between a user’s thumb and middle finger. The spinners have quickly gained popularity and many sellers have sold out quickly. Some sellers on sites like Amazon claim the colorful toys “bring out the genius” by helping users to focus and reduce stress.