Schools: Mobile Phones:Written question - 149714

Asked by Neil O'Brien
Asked on: 04 June 2018
Department for Education
Schools: Mobile Phones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to schools on the use and possession by pupils of smartphones and tablets (a) in schools and (b) during classes.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 12 June 2018

Schools can choose to ban or limit the use of smart phone or tablets on school premises during the school day. Schools should make any policies on smart phones or tablets known to all staff, pupils and parents. These policies should outline any sanctions that will be imposed if pupils break these rules.

The Bennett Review of behaviour in schools includes a chapter about the use of technology in schools and case studies of policies in place. The report, which was published last year, can be viewed here:

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