“Legislation banning students as old as 15 from bringing smartphones and tablets to school.”

France bans the use of smartphones and tablets in schools

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Thu, Aug 2nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

In order to "safeguard the sanctity of the classroom," French lawmakers have banned students as old as 15 from using smartphones and tablets within the classroom. The move is to protect children from addictive habits and is being called "a fundamental role of education."

“We know today that there is a phenomenon of screen addiction, the phenomenon of bad mobile-phone use,” education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told French news channel BFMTV, according to CNN. “Our main role is to protect children and adolescents. It is a fundamental role of education, and this law allows it.”

The law, however, makes exceptions for educational use, extracurricular activities and for students with disabilities, the AFP reports. French high schools can choose to impose a less-stringent ban on Internet-connected devices.

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