9 Aug 2023

What do students think about National's proposed phone ban?

From Checkpoint, 6:14 pm on 9 August 2023

Whether cellphones should be banned in schools has become its own subject of debate in classrooms today after the National Party vowed to remove them from schools if elected.

Whilst some Principals believe the plan is unworkable and unnecessary, Christopher Luxon says the ban would lift abysmal results in New Zealand schools.

So who's right? Are cellphones helpful in some classroom settings or a distraction?

Reporter Krystal Gibbens and cameraman Angus Dreaver visited schools in Wellington to find out.