Do you think phones should be banned at all times during the school day, including breaks?

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14th December 2017

French kids soon won’t be allowed to use their phones at school, even during lunch or breaks.

Emmanuel Macron made the promise earlier this year before he became President, but it was announced this week that the ban will be in place from September 2018.

Phones are already banned in classes, but Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said they will also be banned during breaks, lunchtime and between lessons. He says it will make kids play and interact more, and that it will also reduce cyberbullying.

Do you think phones should be banned at all times during the school day, including breaks?

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3n11_2005 · 4 years ago

I think they should be banned, because pupils go on their phones during class and they get their phones took off them. Pupils come to school to learn. NOT to turn into tech zombies.

gio2017 · 4 years ago

Technology is taking over. Pupils come to school to learn, they should be safe. Social media can be upsetting and distressing.

RoseBun · 4 years ago

we have a right to be able to do what we want at break as long as it is not being crule or breaking an important rule. there is no reason why it should be banned.

kgrewal · 4 years ago

There is no need for a phone to accompany a person everywhere. Anyone can get dangerously addicted, causing severe medical issues.

astro_girl · 4 years ago

i think that pupils should be smart enough to make their own choices and know what's best for them

cooledie · 4 years ago

I think phones should definitely be banned because pupils are spending way too much time on tech instead of concentrating on things they should be doing, like schoolwork ,for example.

anjana · 4 years ago

They should be banned because you come to school to learn, not to play and go on social media

jadyn · 4 years ago

We have the right to be able to go on our phones as long as we are listening as well then that would be great ????????????????????

f.o. · 4 years ago

You can get distracted easily by the loud ringtone and be held responsible.
Extra time to do something on your phone is not needed at school.

melon_cow7 · 4 years ago

I think they should be banned because it prevents social interaction. My school have banned them. I don’t like this but I value my time with friends more than time on my phone

izzy_xxxxx · 4 years ago

Phone rules should not b so strict; you should b allowed a phone 2 call parents or friends but u should not have them in class and if u do not have them at breaks then u can talk 2 people instead (crazy thought!) ?

sambrophy · 4 years ago

I think no because if their banned throughout all school even break and lunch, what would be the point of having the phones?

dolphindm · 4 years ago

Phones are a danger to the health of pupils.They are constantly texting in class which disrupts their learning and ca be addicting. It is not only disruptive, but it is also disrespectful to the teacher and the whole educational process.This is why I think phones should be banned.

rocker26 · 4 years ago

There are positives and negatives to having phones in schools.
Positives -
Students are able to use them for research if asked to in lessons.
They can take a picture of useful information when given permission in class.
They are able to contact people if in a serious situation or just needing to contact mum or dad to come pick them for whatever reason.
Negatives -
Students could use them in an unsafe or harmful way.
Pupils could use them in lessons when they have not been given permission.
They could take unecessary photographs of people in school uniform and post them on social media when the person who has been photographed has not given consent.
I voted no as I think that phones are very useful items when it comes to daily school life and that, as long as there is a clear phone policy at schools and students are aware of this and do not disobey the rules, they should be allowed at schools.

Janya · 4 years ago

they shouldn't be banned but should be banned in lessons!

labro278 · 4 years ago

I think mobile phones should be banned because if they are not then more cyber bulling will happen and less people will be upset.

strictly22 · 4 years ago

They should only used for emergency calls and not for playing games, break is a time to socialise with friends

labro278 · 4 years ago

if mobile phones were banned in France.

reader9000 · 4 years ago

I think that phones should not be banned in school in case there is an emergency.

reader9000 · 4 years ago

I also agree with astro_girl

fluffy14 · 4 years ago

I don't think they should be banned altogether, because if the child has had a bad day at school
and they want to contact one of their parents rather than getting upset about it until they get home
to speak to a loved one
Merry Christmas Guys!!!
:D

hptigers · 4 years ago

I think pupils should have their own choice at break time because it is their free time so they can make their own mind up. Phones should not be used during lessons because they distract people.

tweettweet · 4 years ago

i think they can be used in breaks and they are useful

dude28899 · 4 years ago

No, because phones are something that kids like so they might learn faster when they're happy with their tech. Only that they ARE NOT to use them in test so their brains can do the work NOT the internet. plus phones can keep them in touch with parents.

cmi_hall1 · 4 years ago

They should be able to take them into school but have them at home time and before school!

pipping · 4 years ago

No, I don't think phones should be banned cause if it's in class yes they should be banned but at breaks that's just to much like if you want to call your parents bout something you don't just go up to the teacher and be like I wanna call my mum thts just not right

jaguar119 · 4 years ago

During the lessons, absolutely no. At breaktimes, however, they SHOULD be allowed mobile phone s because there is no right or wrong thing to do at play, except kicking, bring banned things to do etc...

jaguar119 · 4 years ago

I meant phones

bookcrazy1 · 4 years ago

Yes! I agree with 3n11_2005. Children go to school to learn, not to turn into tech zombies. I mean, we’ve all seen the Sam and Cat episode “#BrainCrush”, right? Look what happened there!
BTW, if you haven’t seen that episode, you need to watch it, like, RIGHT NOW.

lolpro23 · 4 years ago

I think that yes because people still need some freedom. U can't make them not use phones just because u want to.

shpee · 4 years ago

But people won't turn into 'tech zombies' just for having a phone around. That's ridiculous. People have self control and can definitely just not use their phones for a bit at break. And anyway, phones won't distract from people learning at break, because it's break/lunch time!

claudine · 4 years ago

They are banned at my school. We need to get off our phones - school at break is for interacting with friends and phones distract them!

claudine · 4 years ago

@melon_cow7
That's what everyone should be like - friends help you through tough times. What can phones do? You can be bullied on them

pixsword · 4 years ago

I think they should only be allowed at break and only be used if there is an emergency. But you shouldn't be on your phone in a lesson

pixsword · 4 years ago

They should only be used for emergencies and not for games, certainly not in a lesson. It is important to stay safe.

izzie99 · 4 years ago

I think we should be able to have our phones at beak/lunch but I agree that we can't have them in class.

sugerring · 4 years ago

YAH CUZ ITS LITRALY RUININ THEIR LIFE/ STUDIES

Eris2005 · 4 years ago

I think they should be banned at break but not lunch because in my school they are banned and it is sometimes frustrating. But this new rule might prevent bullying

catonclan · 4 years ago

It can distract a pupils learning by the way of if they have their phones at break they could watch something inappropriate while not under a adults supervision and it can increases the chance of it being lost .

mcmonkey · 4 years ago

At my school, we aren't allowed our phones. They get confiscated if you're caught. But people still go on then anyway. I think that all phones should be banned because technology isn't that sociable

miadabest · 4 years ago

No because if there is an emergency and you don't have your phone on you, you won't be able to contact anyone also you can use your phones as a calculator in lessons with the teachers permission. moreover kids aren't tech zombies we are just responsible for the reasons above

ep-22579 · 4 years ago

I think they should be banned because school is DEFINITELY not about phones.

ice-cool · 4 years ago

They certainly should be banned as my mum is a teacher and she is constantly saying about the fact that she hates children bringing their phones into school because some children play on their phones instead of listening in class.

miadabest · 4 years ago

i think that pupils can use their phones but they must be on aeroplane mode so they aren't going on social media but can play harmless games

frogo45 · 4 years ago

We are human so we all have rights to do what we want to do. If that means using our phones then we can, still only at breaks unless we need them at breaks.

daisy101 · 4 years ago

At break i think they should be banned but in class we have used them for a Kahoot, a quiz on a particular subject

oceangirl · 4 years ago

No . They should be allowed to at break and lunch ?

ZENCE40 · 4 years ago

Yes!! In most schools around me they already have that rule but I am aware that many schools don't. The problem with phones is that lots of young people spend more time socialising online rather than with people around them. I think this is a bad thing because when people get addicted they will become antisocial and school breaks are great times for talking with one another.

ZENCE40 · 4 years ago

I agree with dolphindm

ZENCE40 · 4 years ago

School is a place of education and pupils learn life skills there, so, if something online happens at breaks, people might be distracted by it during lessons. Pupils should be allowed them, for travelling to and from school if their parents like them to phone them but they must be off throughout school ours, including breaks.

SuperAl · 4 years ago

I can't believe people are actually thinking they should be banned. If students weren't allowed phones at school they would not be able to contact their parents eg if they needed to tell them when they were safely on the bus or at school. Primary schools yes there is no need for phones unless you are walking to school but at secondary you definitely need them to notify your parents etc and also you use it in class.

SuperAl · 4 years ago

Also of course we shouldn't be allotted to use them during school hours escargot when teachers tell us to but we should obviously be allowed them to keep in our lockers or pockets. I can't believe someone would actually think we shouldn't be allowed that!

5012s0s · 4 years ago

Think about safety, if they can't have phones in school then 'no' because they need to have contact with people when they travel home by themselves or if they need help, when they can't speak to the teachers. Although sometimes phones are being used to cyber-bully and that's a terrible thing to happen. They should to be allowed at least once a-day but not any more that 3 times a-day. But pupils don't come to school to go on their phones all the time. They come to learn.

5012s0s · 4 years ago

Someone might have just bought a phone to use at school only to find out that phones would be banned in just less than a year. Soon they might only let some people use phones at school and that is just unfair. But some people might have just been bullied and would want them to be banned.

zeushades8 · 4 years ago

I think ? they should be banned only in class time

puppysnow · 4 years ago

People shouldn’t be able to use phones at school because it can basically fry your brain and you can sneak it into lessons

drummer1 · 4 years ago

We should be able to do what we want during break.

mollyboo8 · 4 years ago

I vote no because otherwise you barely EVER USE THEM AND THERE IS NO POINT IN HAVING PHONES!

plopping · 4 years ago

it depends on what your using it for

clumsyk13 · 4 years ago

I said yes but I think we should be allowed to take them out at break

clumsyk13 · 4 years ago

Phones are banned at our school but we're allowed them if our teacher says so for research or playing this cool game called kahoot.

zaaz · 4 years ago

I voted yes because in class we shouldn't use our phones as we wouldn't listen to the adult. Although we could use it as a calculator in Maths, children might take advantage of the fact that we are allowed to use mobiles and use it for other non-educational things as well as the calculator.
At break and lunch we shouldn't use it because bullies might take it as an advantage to bully other children without being caught by an adult- cyberbullying. Also, using our phones would mean that we don't do any exercise.

Let me know if you agree or disagree! Zaaz xxx

epicvader · 4 years ago

Some people need to contact their parents, so let them!!!!!!!!!!!!

betsy1205 · 4 years ago

At my school, you hand your phone in at morning registration and get it back at lunch registration but if they see your phone then it gets confiscated! : (

guppy2 · 4 years ago

if they need to be contacted the school should tell them:)

guppy2 · 4 years ago

I agree whith rocker26

pony · 4 years ago

I think phones should be banned because during school you are there to focus on education.

wolfcrazy8 · 4 years ago

Phones should be banned, but not during breaks. Sure, we go to school to learn, but we also go to have fun, but phones SHOULD be banned in class. ?

orangebob9 · 4 years ago

I think phones should be banned as they distract you from your learning.

pizzaandme · 4 years ago

I think they shouldn't be banned because, if at home there was an emergency or something very serious the pupils wouldn't be able to get in touch with their families.
e.g if their mother of father got into a car accident and had to go to hospital they wouldn't know that his/her parents were in danger and couldn't help them because their phones were confiscated by their teachers.

if people, like me, think this is unfair we need to show our sympathy to those pupils because something terrible could happen later on in September and it should be stopped.

sonnyfirst · 4 years ago

They shouldn’t have them in class but maybe at break

RedWombat · 4 years ago

No because if our phones get banned then we cannot communicate with parents during the day. If for example you get basket to play in a netball match last minute and the match is that night then you have no way of letting your parents know. Barely anyone goes on social media anyway as our school doesn't have student WiFi.

amberspell · 4 years ago

My school does that, so there's really no point bringing them unless you walk home on your own. IT'S RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put #PHONE if you agree with me. #PHONE

pandacool · 3 years ago

I think they should be banned because all the time spent on phones, you could be studying. it could be distracting and off-putting.

holholster · 3 years ago

I think that phones should be allowed at break times and lunch times, but not in class, because you could be messing around on it or using it to cheat on tests.

On the other hand, half of me says that they should be banned all together during the school day, as they could be lost or stolen.

llamatoast · 3 years ago

Most people play on their phones wich wastes battery.

nostrils · 3 years ago

I don't think they should be banned at break and lunch. Only in lessons.

nostrils · 3 years ago

Oh and technology is t taking over it has already. We should be allowed our phones and breaks, we have a life. In our school we get them taken off of us if we have them out at lunch.