A Russian State Duma has passed a law banning mobile phones from primary and secondary school classrooms. According to the law, the use of all types of communication technology tools, including cellphones, will be banned in schools. The law will come into effect from September 1 next year. This information was given in a report of the Russian media Moscow Times.
However, the matter will be discussed in detail with the guardian before the final implementation of the law. According to the law, the subject of labor skills will be compulsorily included in the school curriculum.
According to the Russian media Tas, last year, Russia banned the use of mobile phones by relatively young students during class. Education Minister Sergey Kravtsov said then that the use of mobile phones distracts students from their studies.
Earlier, New Zealand banned the use of mobile phones in schools. The country’s new prime minister, Christopher Luxon, said students would deposit cellphones at school at the start of the day and collect them at the end of the day.
Luxon, who was sworn in as prime minister last month, said that without cellphones, students would be more focused on their studies. However, many have criticized this decision.
A national poll found that 56 percent of people are in favor of banning cellphones in schools. On the other hand, 16 percent said that ban on cellphone use should not be imposed.
More than a third of New Zealand’s 15-year-olds cannot read or write, experts say. Hopefully, this problem will be solved once the technological confusion is reduced. Cellphone use has been banned in Russia for the same reason.