The opposition party in New South Wales has put forth a bill that would ban the use of mobile phones in the educational settings of public high schools.
According to the information provided on the website, some countries have prohibited using mobile phones, smart watches, tablets, and headphones in schools unless an adult is present to monitor the activity.
Some people believe that smartphones are to blame for the decline in educational standards.
According to the opposition leader, Chris Minns, the plan is comparable to others seen in other states.
He was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to see students from New South Wales left behind.”
“We are competing with people all across the world. A battle not just between states but also amongst other countries.”
“It is imperative that we make every effort to stay abreast of the most recent developments in educational technology.”
Already, pupils in kindergarten through year 6 are not permitted to have a mobile phone in their possession while on school grounds during the school day.
The Opposition will also be conducting research into the effects that technology has had on children and young people in the past, present, and future.