UK Culture Secretary Recommends Schools Ban Cell Phones Along with France, Rwanda, and More

By B.N. Frank

Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock, has called on UK schools to ban mobile phones.  He put the responsibility on headteachers – not the government:

While it is up to individual schools to decide rather than government, I admire headteachers who do not allow mobiles to be used during the school day. I encourage more schools to follow their lead. The evidence is that banning phones in schools works.

Laws governing children’s relationship with technology vary around the world.  Recently France and Rwanda have passed legislation to ban student use of phones in schools.  Other schools in the … Read more