The ‘no-brainer’ ban coming to NSW primary schools

Michael McLaren

Mobile phones will be banned in public primary schools across New South Wales.

Students will be able to bring phones to school, but the devices will be confiscated during school hours.

The state government plan is based on the advice of an expert panel that spent months looking into the issue.

Child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg led the review.

He tells Michael McLaren banning the devices in primary school classrooms is a “no-brainer”.

“It’s a duty of care issue.

“Schools have a legal duty of care to protect children from digital harms.”

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