Currently, individual schools are allowed to set their own mobile phone guidelines in all Australian states, even though research has shown struggling students get better marks once smartphones are removed from schools.About 89 per cent of Aussie students admit to using the devices in class.
Extend After School Care chief executive Darren Stevenson backed France's ban on mobile phone use for young students, saying the devices were an unnecessary distraction and encouraged antisocial behaviour."They should only be used as a telephone device," he said.
"They're not an effective learning tool."
From: Herald Sun, Melbourne by Jennifer Dudley-nicholson10 Sep 2018