Students Forbidden to Take Smartphones and Tablets to Schools in France

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 00:08

Students in France are now banned from using their smartphones in school in a bid to stop them being distracted or messing around in class.

French lawmakers passed the law forbidding schoolchildren from going on their devices during breaks, New York Post reports.

The ban also applies to tablets, smartwatches and other connected devices, which must be turned off or left at home. The new rules affect pupils aged from three to 15 years old.

Exceptions to the rule include whether it is necessary for a lesson or school trip, homework or where needed by disabled pupils.

Education expert Tom Bennett, the UK’s former behavior czar, says British pupils could benefit from a similar hard-line approach.

The former teacher, who was appointed by the UK’s government in 2015 to examine behavior in schools in England, told the Sun: “I absolutely support the idea.

“As adults, we need to be providing a learning experience of maximum potential and that means focusing on the work as much as possible.”

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