No Phone Policy is Improving Student Well-being, and Outcomes

Studies show that Australians spend one third of their day in front of screens, and for Americans, looking at screens occupies nearly half of their day.

However, a growing body of research suggests that any more than a couple of hours in front of a screen can have a damaging impact on the brain – particularly when it comes to cognitive functions.

To address this, some states have moved to ban smartphones from classrooms, and some schools have seen a marked improvement in student wellbeing, and academic outcomes, as a result of removing this technology from their classrooms.

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