Should cellphones be banned in school?

“I think that would be a hard, hard policy to enforce."

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 5:20 PM
Updated: Dec 14, 2017 6:32 AM

Manly, Iowa - For a lot of parents, it might be hard to imagine telling your child that cellphone use is completely banned in school, meaning in class, at their locker or at lunch.
France is looking to make that a reality. They’re looking to ban cellphone use in schools for kids 15 and younger. Their education minister is calling it an issue of public health.
Cell phone use in the country's elementary and secondary schools are already banned and have been since 2010.
At Central Springs Schools, even elementary kids are walking in with phones but Pk-3 Principal Bill Carlson says they're pretty good about keeping them in their lockers and off.
“I think that would be a hard, hard policy to enforce because in our country right now, in our society we're concerned about kids being connected all the time, yet when a child doesn't have their phone and we can't get a hold a of them, we panic,” Carlson said.
Carlson reminds parents if they want to get a hold of their child immediately to call the office or send emails.
France is looking to implement the new rule next fall.

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