26 Apr 2024

As school goes back, the cellphones go away

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 26 April 2024

From next week, the kids will be back. But TikTok and messaging in the classroom won't be.

The government's cellphone ban kicks in from term two, mandating that schools must ensure students don't use or access a phone while they are attending schools - including at lunch time and breaks.

There are some exemptions for health, learning support or special circumstances. So how will schools enforce it? And how will kids cope with it?

Kate Gainsford - is the chair of PPTA Secondary Principal Council - and also the Principal of Aotea College in Porirua.

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