Some schools in China had already banned the use of mobile phones in class, such as a vocational school in Hangzhou, eastern China, where a rack to store students' mobile phones hangs next to the blackboard. Mobile phones have been banned from the country’s primary and secondary schools. Photo: Getty Images
Some schools in China had already banned the use of mobile phones in class, such as a vocational school in Hangzhou, eastern China, where a rack to store students' mobile phones hangs next to the blackboard. Mobile phones have been banned from the country’s primary and secondary schools. Photo: Getty Images

Mobile phone ban ordered for schools in China to improve students’ focus on study and fight addiction to the internet and games

  • Ministry of Education says students need written permission to take their mobile phones to school, and must hand them over during class time
  • Schools are urged to install pay phones and teachers are told not to assign homework using mobile phones. The ban appears to have broad support

Some schools in China had already banned the use of mobile phones in class, such as a vocational school in Hangzhou, eastern China, where a rack to store students' mobile phones hangs next to the blackboard. Mobile phones have been banned from the country’s primary and secondary schools. Photo: Getty Images
Some schools in China had already banned the use of mobile phones in class, such as a vocational school in Hangzhou, eastern China, where a rack to store students' mobile phones hangs next to the blackboard. Mobile phones have been banned from the country’s primary and secondary schools. Photo: Getty Images
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