It has been a forever debate if children should be allowed to carry cell phones in schools. Various institutes all over the world permit cellular devices in institutes but they are supposed to be silenced during class or study periods.

While they can be a convenient way for learners to stay in touch with their family, mobile gadgets are also a source of massive disruption and distraction in an academic environment. What is more, it has become a tech-savvy method of passing notes in school.

Hence, in its latest move, France has now called for a complete ban of mobile phones in the country’s primary, junior and middle schools.

According to the new rule imposed by Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French education minister:

“Children will be allowed to bring their phones to school, but not allowed to get them out at any time until they leave, even during breaks”

The new decision will come into effect from the beginning of the new school year in September 2018. All students who start school at age of six to 15 years old when they start secondary school will be prohibited from using smartphones within school premises.

According to the Education Minister:

“These days, the children don’t play at break time anymore. They are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view, that’s a problem”

Here’s how parents in France are reacting to the news!

Many are lauding the new move by the government!

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