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B.C. government cracking down on cellphones, internet content at schools

By Darrian Matassa-Fung Global News Posted January 26, 2024 BC. government officials, including B.C. Premier David Eby, held a press conference on Friday to discuss the dangers to kids, especially elementary-aged students, of having access to phones while at school. Eby said schools are not equipped to monitor what content young students are watching, especially […]

Ontario restricting cellphone use in classrooms starting in November

Some schools already have similar policies, but new directive sets a provincial standard The Canadian Press · Posted: Aug 29, 2019 12:45 PM ET | Last Updated: August 29 The Progressive Conservatives had proposed a ban on the use of cellphones in classrooms in their platform during last year’s election campaign. (CBC) Ontario will be […]

Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year

Policy would prohibit cellphone use during instructional time starting in 2019-20 Allison Jones · The Canadian Press · Posted: Mar 12, 2019 6:02 AM ET | Last Updated: March 12   Enforcement of the cellphone ban would be up to individual boards and schools in Ontario. (Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)  Cellphones will be banned in Ontario classrooms […]

Opinion: We need to ban or limit smartphone use in schools

SPENCER BAINES Updated: April 3, 2018 SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT It’s 8:30 a.m. and I’m standing in front of a sea of teenagers huddled at their desks, their heads uniformly turned downward, the blue light of their smartphones illuminating their faces. For a moment, I feel like I’m living an episode of Black Mirror, a satirical Netflix series that takes […]

Victoria, BC high school bans cellphone use, says it’s ‘gone very well’

By Bradly Shankar SEP 28, 2017  8:09 PM EST A Victoria, British Columbia high school that banned the use of cellphones is saying that the move has been very effective so far. The Central Middle School, which is part of the Greater Victoria School District and has 580 students, introduced the ban back in September. “It’s […]

Victoria school bans cellphones after accommodating them doesn’t work

Central Middle School tried to find learning opportunities for cellphones, but it didn’t pan out Liam Britten · CBC News · Posted: May 15, 2017 11:04 PM PT | Last Updated: May 15, 2017 The principal says even when students were told to keep their cell phones tucked away in their lockers, many would use […]

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