School Officials Looking To Ban Cellphones In Class

Ontario to ban cellphones from classrooms

"It just literally made it so that teachers and principals and vice-principals were spending so much time enforcing the ban or attempting to enforce the ban, taking away phones, coming up with appropriate consequences, it just became completely unmanageable", he told CBC's Mainstreet.

Among the feedback sent to the ministry of education, educators complained that phones were not only a distraction but that students were also using them to cheat and share unflattering photographs of teachers on social media.

Banning cellphones from classrooms is not a new idea, and schools in Toronto have implemented the policy over the past few years.

"I think we're going to have to look at exactly what they (the province) announces and see how we will go about enforcing it".

"It falls to us to make sure that we have expectations for students around how they use those devices ethically and effectively", says Davidson "And how we supervise students to help ensure that they don't use them in a way that damages the learning of themselves or of others".

The Green Party of Ontario issued a statement calling the ban "bumper sticker" politics and accused the Doug Ford government of trying to turn public attention away from the controversy around its handling of the autism services file. How the ban will be enforced will remain under the jurisdiction of individual educational boards and schools.

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"Beginning next school year, cellphones will no longer be allowed in the classroom unless they are required for educational purposes, health, and medical purposes, or to support special needs", says Thompson.

The Tory government conducted education consultations previous year, and while input on the sex-education curriculum dominated headlines, feedback was also gathered on a potential classroom cellphone ban.

"It was the closest thing we got in our consultation to unanimity", one source said.

As the Ontario government is looking at banning cellphones in schools, some people are on the fence about whether or not an outright ban is the way to go. Results found that 97 per cent of respondents wanted some sort of control over cellphone use in class.

"Minister Eggen trusts Alberta's teachers and school boards to make their own rules regarding the use of cellphones in their classrooms", he said Tuesday.

The ban is set to begin in the upcoming school year.

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