Italy. Mobile phone ban in primary and secondary schools

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The use of smartphones and tablets will be banned in Italian classrooms, even for teaching purposes, Education Minister Giuseppe Valditara said, under new guidelines to be issued shortly.

In primary and secondary schools in Italy will be a ban on using mobile phones in the classroom, including for teaching purposes, from the next school year. The regulation was signed by the Minister of Education, Giuseppe Valditara, as he announced on Wednesday.

– I have signed a circular that prohibits the use of mobile phones for any purpose, including teaching, starting from the new school year – the head of the ministry said in Rome, quoted by Ansa. He added: “I believe that there is no good teaching with a phone.”

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Use of tablets and computers only under the guidance of teachers

Phones, he noted, have a negative impact on students' academic performance, concentration and their ability to remember.

The Minister also stated: “This does not mean, of course, that there is no ban on using a tablet or computer, but they should be used under the guidance of a teacher.”

Earlier, Giuseppe Valditara said that his plans to tighten rules on mobile phones in classrooms were very positively assessed at the G7 forum.

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