Mobile Devices in Schools: Is Banning Connected Devices the Key?

The New South Wales Education Department will look to a French schoolyard ban on connected devices as it considers age restrictions­ on smart phones, iPads and even digital watches in the classroom, as part of a landmark review. But, despite incidences of distraction in the classroom, social isolation and cyber bullying, experts have said that mobile phones can also play a part in supporting the digital literacy of students in schools, not to mention their health and welfare outside the classroom.

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Federal Govt considers cyber-bullying laws

The Federal Government has signalled plans to introduce new measures to combat cyber-bullying, according to the Hobart Mercury. “The Government is considering a number of cyber safety initiatives and we view online safety as a very serious issue, especially when it comes to protecting children,” a spokesperson for Justice Minister Michael Keenan told the paper. […]

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NZ set to pass tough anti cyber-bullying laws

The New Zealand Government has introduced a bill to Parliament that if passed will see cyber-bullies face possible jail sentences. “Many New Zealanders share my serious concerns about this problem as the reach and impact of bullying has increased considerably in the digital age,” said the NZ Justice Minister Judith Collins in a statement. “These […]

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