Phone ban

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

I WAS as­tounded to read that at present there is no na­tion­wide ban on smart­phones in class­rooms.

And the ban should ap­ply not only in pri­mary schools but also in sec­ondary schools.

No won­der our NAPLAN tests prove our chil­dren are be­low par in their stud­ies.

They get their knowl­edge with a flick of their fin­ger.

Bravo to the French in recog­nis­ing the harm­ful in­flu­ence th­ese de­vices have on chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion in schools.

They are dis­tract­ing and anti-so­cial in real life, but al­low­ing ac­cess to them in schools is sim­ply ridicu­lous.

They should be handed in each day and re­leased on com­ple­tion of stud­ies.

The re­form should start at the na­tional level to halt the dam­age cre­ated by this tech­nol­ogy. A. BOW­ERS, Glenelg North

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