Bans on Cell Phones in Classroom Growing Worldwide
by Kim Goldberg
An increasing number of cities, states and entire nations are banning student use of cell phones at school, with Israel being the most recent addition to the list.
On November 6, 2019, the Israeli Ministry of Education announced a ban on cell phone use in the nation’s elementary schools. Students will be required to leave their phones in their bags in class and during breaks.
In September 2019, the Canadian province of Ontario implemented a cell phone ban in classrooms province-wide.
In June 2019, the Australian state of Victoria announced a ban on cell phones in classrooms for both primary and secondary students. The ban takes effect in early 2020. “Students will be required to switch off their phones and store them securely in lockers from the start of the school day until the final bell…
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