France's solution to teenage phone addiction

It is now illegal for pupils to use mobile phones, tablets, smart watches or other connected items in écoles and collèges.

Mobiles prevent children concentrating, are a tool for online bullying as well as a temptation to thieves, and prevent pupils making friends in real life, according to the authorities.

It is not against the law to take a mobile to school but on the premises they have to be switched off and put away. Special ...

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