One of the highest quality actions to safeguard young people’s mental health (Editorial, 22 September) will be to ban mobile phones in schools. Progressive schools have already succeeded in doing so, recognising the relentless impact that web 2 . 0 and screen time place on the emotional and mental health of their total students. Their position is it gives children six hours of screen-free, and social media-free time, which can be desperately needed inside an over-saturated digital world. The key reason why it’s not far more widespread is they such devices help schools control their students. Since we have got all known for the reason that chronilogical age of television, gadgets are actually excellent babysitters. 2,000 pupils viewing their phones in lunch breaks tend to be much better to control than 2,000 that aren’t. But schools need to wake up to the impact they are really having on children, and when not, it has to be used through the Department for Education for a crisis inside our schools.
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