British politician proposed to ban cell phones in schools

The use of mobile phones by schoolchildren should be banned, says Matthew Hancock, the minister of digital technologies, culture, media and sport of Great Britain. He stated this in a recent interview with The Telegraph.

According to the official, he is enthusiastic about the introduction of technologies in the educational process, but children need to be taught “careful handling of technology.” Also, Hancock wondered why the child had a phone at school:

– Studies have shown that mobile phones have a real impact on work and memory development, even if the phone is on a desk or in a bag.

As an example, he told about his own family: he does not allow his children to use mobile phones and social networks.

“They do not have access to devices, they do not have telephones.” Why do they need mobile phones? These are 11-year-olds, “Hancock said. At the same time, the children of politics can do their homework online.

The ban on the use of school cell phones has already been adopted in France.

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