Tag Archives: Mobile phones

Banning mobile phones in schools can improve students’ academic performance. This is how we know

Banning mobile phones in schools can improve students’ academic performance. This is how we know

The effects of mobiles phones and other technology at school is a hotly debated topic in many countries. Some advocate for a complete ban to limit distractions, while others suggest using technology as a teaching tool. Kids in public South Australian primary schools started the school year without being allowed to bring their mobile phones to class, unless they […] … learn more→

Banning mobile phones in schools: beneficial or risky? Here’s what the evidence says

Banning mobile phones in schools: beneficial or risky? Here’s what the evidence says

Victorian education minister James Merlino’s announcement mobile phones will be banned for all students at state primary and secondary schools is certainly a bold move. The policy has been justified as a direct response to mounting levels of cyberbullying, concerns over distractions and schools struggling with discipline relating to students’ misuse of phones. Students will have to […] … learn more→