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France bans cellphone use in public schools

French lawmakers have approved a ban on the use of mobile phones in public schools. Critics have said the move will do little to end classroom disruptions or bullying.

  • DW
  • kw/bw (AFP, Reuters)

Opponents to the blanket ban on mobile phone use said it is unlikely to wean students off their phones.

Much 1aThe legislation — approved by members of France’s lower house National Assembly on Thursday — would require students to keep their phones out of sight.

However there was no penalty specified in the law for their use.

Lawyers said that…

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