EU countries ban phones in schools – level 2

03-07-2024 07:00

A German school is thinking about banning mobile phones for teachers and students.

This idea is causing many arguments. Some people think a complete ban is not good. However, students who use their phones a lot often have lower grades. Many schools in Germany and other countries already limit phone use during classes. France, Italy, the UK, and the Netherlands already banned phones at schools. This school in Nortorf tried banning phones for two days a week. At first, teachers and parents didn’t like the idea, especially in rural areas. But the ban made students play more and talk to each other during breaks, which helped them focus better.

On the other hand, using smartphones and digital devices in classes can help students learn. Some schools use games like Minecraft for teaching. Nortorf ended the phone ban, but it changed how students use their phones.

Difficult words: limit (to control the amount or level of something), rural (in the country, not a city), focus (to concentrate on one thing).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are some potential benefits and drawbacks of banning mobile phones in schools, based on the experiences of Nortorf and other countries?


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