French schools say ‘non’ to cell phones
French schools will ban cell phones reports Henry Samuel in The Telegraph. In addition to a classroom ban, students will not be allowed to use cell phones at breaks, lunch times and between lessons.
About 93 per cent of 12 to 17-year-olds in France own mobile phones.
“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 Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French education minister.
The Education ministry is trying to figure out how to store students’ phones during school.
U.S. educators are divided on whether cell phones should be allowed.