A Sydney high school banned mobile phones. It had dramatic results
A Sydney high school has seen a dramatic decrease in behavioural issues and a boost in physical activity and students talking to each other just two months after it tightened restrictions on mobile phone usage.
Davidson High School principal David Rule said there had been significant changes since students in years 7 to 10 were banned from using mobile phones at school.
“Classrooms have effectively become phone-free and this has allowed staff to focus on educating students,” he said in a school newsletter. “Finally, in eight weeks of the policy, there has been a 90 per cent reduction in behavioural issues related to phones in the school.”
The high school in Frenchs Forest requires students to put phones in a pouch that, once closed, cannot be reopened without breaking a …
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