Mobile phones will be banned from public primary schools across NSW from next year.
The state government announced the move on Thursday, following a review into their use in classrooms. It will affect approximately 619,000 students.
‘Mobile phones, unfortunately, are not only distracting but also causing stress for young children – and we can’t have that continue,’ NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told Seven’s Sunrise.
‘We’re sending a very strong message to everybody that children need to be protected.’
The education department will provide guidelines to schools about exactly how the ban will work, but it’s believed students won’t be able to have access to phones during the day.
Let’s hope this is something we see in ALL Australian schools very soon.
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