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Culture Secretary says schools should ban mobile phones.

Culture Secretary says schools should ban mobile phones.

Children should be banned from using their mobile phones at school, the culture secretary has said.

 

Not content with merely barring them from being used in the classroom, Matt Hancock has suggested that they be confiscated from children who carry them at the start of each school day.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph, he warned that mobiles could have a "real impact" on students' achievements and leave them exposed to increased amounts of bullying. He also questioned why youngsters needed to bring their phones to school in the first place.

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