At 2 schools I know of children hand (and sign) their phones in at the school office and do the same in reverse at the end of the school day. I know one girl who has one for emergencies only. It is programmed that she can only call or text certain numbers and receive calls or texts from the same numbers. It protects the girl’s safety and privacy. It also prevents mis-use. She has a lap-top for school (compulsory) and it has programmed restrictions. No social media or independent internet account. It is checked regularly to make sure nothing is “hidden” amongst school lesson use. Her parents know she loads games.
Published 19th February 2020