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Should phones be banned in schools?

Should phones be banned in schools?

Rejecting a call for a blanket ban on mobile phones in schools at the weekend, education secretary Damian Hinds called it “a complex issue.” Which puzzled me. Fracking is a complex issue; assisted death, migration, the backstop, and every milli-issue surrounding the unmentionable B word is pretty bloody complex. But whether or not to allow a child to take the most distracting and addictive toy they own into the classroom? A toy loaded with technology that has been proven to promote everything from bullying, self-harm and suicidal thoughts to gambling and pornography? That’s not complex; that’s common sense.

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