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
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
China education

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

Topic |   China education
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
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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