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Ofsted chief inspector backs ban on phones in schools

Image copyright PA/Getty Images Image caption Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman says the educational role of mobile phones is “dubious” The chief inspector of Ofsted is backing headteachers who ban mobile phones to prevent bad behaviour….

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To ban or not to ban: Should phones be allowed in schools?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Phones in schools – a useful tool, or a waste of everyone’s time? (Stock image) Schools should ban mobile phones from the classroom, the culture secretary has said. Matt…


Don’t be afraid to take phones off teens, says Eton head

Image copyright Getty Images Schools and parents should not be scared to take smartphones and other electronic devices away from teenagers, the headmaster of Eton has said. Simon Henderson, head of the private school since…


UK prisons ‘awash’ with smuggled phones and SIM cards

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Image caption “We are also taking decisive action to find and block mobile phones” – Prison Service spokesman At least 15,000 mobile phones or SIM cards were confiscated in English…


Cancer researchers need phones to process data

Image copyright Getty Images A cancer research team hopes to build a network of more than 100,000 UK smartphones to help process data while their owners sleep. Phone owners can get involved by downloading an…


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