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