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May 05, 2021 Wednesday 12:11:59 PM IST

UK Govt Against Mobile Phone Use in Schools

UK Government has expressed its disapproval of the use of mobile phones in schools on weekdays and will be providing support to teachers who implement policies against its use. Technology has enabled the continuation of studies in Covid lockdown. However, outside the classroom, the use of mobile phone distracts from healthy exercise and good old-fashioned play, according to Gavin Alexander Williamson, UK Secretary of State and MP for South Staffordshire. According to Teacher Tapp, an app that conducts daily surveys of about 8500 teachers, most schools in the UK are already implementing policies that limit the use of phones in lessons. Most primary schools and about half of the secondary schools in the UK do not permit phones to be used during lunchtime or breaks either. Although schools are allowed to ban phones from their premises, government policy states that only headteachers can decide whether such a move is appropriate or not.