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Mobile phones in schools


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Poll: Mobile phones in schools (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

  1. Yes (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Not banned, but use should be restricted (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

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#1 Davie P

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 11:14 AM

Ban phones in schools, says minister Nick Gibb

 

TBH, I'm surprised that phones are allowed in some classrooms but I'm not sure an outright ban could work

 

What do you think?



#2 Spinner72

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 12:29 PM

Restriction is the realistic option, as phones are used correctly in some classes, for research, using the calculator etc. 



#3 Frances144

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:26 PM

Buy a calculator (found ones for 99p) and ban phones.  Only way forward imho.



#4 Spinner72

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:45 PM

That's just a very minor usage I expect. Students are taught how to use them as research tools, there are education based social media options to suport students in varying ways, then life skills such as time management, travel planning etc. 

 

It's about appropriate use. Mobile phones are a fact of life today. I remember the fuss when calculators were first "allowed" in school, yet now we all accept they are useful. Then came computers, same thing. I'm sure at one time the idea of a child having access to an abacus during school seemed outrageous.

 

Management is key. If they are not relevant to that class session they are put in a locker. This is certainly how some schools deal with them.


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#5 Davie P

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:30 AM

This is an interesting article on a relevant topic - Do not let children take electronic devices into bedrooms, say doctors