A fidget spinner is a kind of toy, which relieves stress. A standard fidget spinner consists of a bearing in the middle of a device made from any of a type of materials such as brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper, and plastic. The gadget has been sold as helping people who have difficulty with focusing or fidgeting by serving as a release tool for nervous energy or emotional stress. Specialists were split on this claim, with some maintaining it while others disputed its scientific base and established the toy may actually be more distracting.
Though they were created in the 1990s, fidget spinners became popular toys in 2017. Often sold with claims of wellness benefits, the gadget began being used by academy children, occurring in some academies banning the spinners, explaining that the toy became a distraction in classrooms. Other schools are enabling the gadget to be used discreetly by children, likely to help them concentrate.