Government announces crackdown on mobile phone use in schools

Today the government announced a crackdown on the use of mobile phones in schools across England, minimising disruption in classrooms to improve outcomes and provide a brighter future for children and young people. 

  • Schools are places for children to learn and mobile phones can be an unwanted distraction in the classroom. That is why we are issuing new guidance today backing head teachers in prohibiting the use of mobile phones throughout the school day.
  • The government is providing our hard-working teachers with the tools they need to take action and improve behaviour, and taking the right long-term decisions to ensure all children receive the best possible education and brighter future. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak commented:

"Almost one third of secondary school pupils said that their lessons were disrupted by phones.

Today’s guidance will help schools put an end to this."


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