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School mobile phone ban.

School mobile phone ban.

A ban on mobile phones in school caused "friction" and detracted from pupils' education, a head teacher has said.

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi in Holyhead, Anglesey, has now relaxed the ban and uses phones as a "powerful" educational tool.

Head teacher Adam Williams said he had not seen any deterioration in pupil behaviour or wellbeing.

The Welsh Government said mobile phone use was a matter for individual schools.

It comes amid concerns mobile phone use is affecting wellbeing and concentration.

Tom Crick, chairman of the group advising the Welsh Government on science and technology in the new curriculum, said an outright ban "could send the wrong message" in efforts to develop digital skills.

"It's a really contentious issue… the evidence base is not immediately clear," the professor of digital education at Swansea University said.

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