- The Australian government is proposing a ban on mobile phones in all public schools.
- Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and the Northern Territory are all currently implementing bans.
- The study will strike a balance between the potential and difficulties brought on by technology.
With four primary options being presented to the public for feedback, the Australian government is proposing a ban on mobile phones in all public schools. Regarding kids using cell phones and other communication devices in the territory’s public schools, the administration is reconsidering its regulations.
Depending on a student’s year level, the choices include an all-encompassing ban from the first bell until the last, a “put it away” restriction during class, or a combination of the two.
Mobile phones in public schools
Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and the Northern Territory are all currently implementing bans; if the ACT government decides to enforce a ban, it will be the last Australian jurisdiction to do so. New South Wales and Queensland are the only other jurisdictions without a ban.
Yvette Berry, the minister of education for the ACT, is looking for input on a policy modification intended to satisfy community, parent, caregiver, and educational stakeholder expectations.
The policy should be flexible enough to accommodate the demands of pupils with varying stages of development and academic preparation. The study will strike a balance between the potential and difficulties brought on by technology.
Additionally, the policy shall take into account school administration standards and exclusions. Canberrans are urged to think about one of four options: a total ban, a “put it away” restriction, a combination of grades K-6 and K-10, or a total ban for all students.
The government’s Your Say Conversations website is where Canberrans may provide their input. The consultation is running until October 8 at 11:59 p.m.
Exemptions and school administration rules will also be taken into account by the policy. October 8 at 11:59 p.m., the consultation period will close.