France’s Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer announced on December 10, that mobile phones will be banned from schools in France.

Phones are already banned in the classrooms in France but from September next year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, lunch times and between lessons…

“These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view that’s a problem,” said Blanquer…

For the education minister the issue of mobile phones and tablets is a matter of “public health”. “It’s important that children under the age of seven are not in front of these screens,” he added…

 

https://www.thelocal.fr/20171211/france-to-ban-mobile-phones-in-schools

France to ban mobile phones in schools

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