France will ban students from using mobile phones to pass phone jammers

French national assembly voted on July 30 to ban students aged 3 to 15 from using mobile phones on campus, foreign media reported. The ban will take effect in September, but many people doubt it will be implemented.
According to the new rules, primary and middle school students are not allowed to use mobile phones either in the classroom or in extracurricular activities, except for teaching purposes or for special needs of disabled children. High school students can voluntarily enforce all or part of the ban. In addition to mobile phones, the new law also bans the use of all internet-enabled communications devices, including tablets and watches.
As early as 2010, France banned the use of mobile phones in teaching activities by primary and middle school students. But the ban proved ineffective. In contrast, the new rules are more flexible and have a wider range of restrictions.
Screen addiction has become a social phenomenon, with the ban mainly aimed at protecting children and teenagers and "sending a message to French society and other countries," said jean-michel Blanche, minister of the national education.
Separately, pushing for a campus phone ban was reportedly one of President macron's campaign promises. Macron said early on in the campaign to eliminate "" those distracting smartphones." " It took France's education ministry nearly a school year to "broker" the proposal. In the parliamentary vote, the ruling party voted in favour, while both the left party and the conservatives abstained, arguing that the New Deal would still be a "decoration".
"In our view, this is not a 21st-century bill, but a fight for news coverage and political parties," said Alexis corbier, a member of the French left party unbowed France.

How to implement it

With the popularization of electronic devices and wireless communication technology, mobile phone users are becoming younger. Teenagers who are addicted to the Internet and mobile phones are more likely to experience a loss of control and attention, according to a south Korean study. In order to better protect students' eyesight and prevent the poisoning caused by mobile phones, schools in many countries have gradually installed cell phone jammer.
Supporters of the ban argue that the misuse of mobile phones can distract students from classes, affect interclass sports and even expose them to violence, pornography and other harmful information.
While the new rules are necessary, many people doubt they will be implemented. In France, 86 percent of 12 - to 17-year-olds own a mobile phone, according to French media. As a result, there are concerns about how schools should require students to enforce the new law.
Mr Blanche suggests that, just as in a ministerial meeting you have to put your mobile phone in a box at the entrance, so children can follow suit by putting their personal belongings in lockers before class. Other ruling party lawmakers have suggested that teachers could lead by example and not bring their phones into the classroom. But the proposal has been met with protests by some teachers, since most French teachers have electronic alert software on their phones that could affect campus security if banned. School officials also said that the use of mobile phones was a freedom for students, and that a "one size fits all" approach would not work in practice.