Call for national mobile phone ban in public schools to face resistance | Australia news | The Guardian

Victoria and NSW have moved on the issue but Queensland, NT and ACT have no plans

The federal education minister, Dan Tehan, is expected to face resistance when he asks some state counterparts to consider a ban on students using mobile phones during school hours, at a meeting in Melbourne on Friday.

The meeting comes just days after Victoria’s decision to ban mobile phones at public schools from next year, in an effort to tackle cyberbullying and distraction in the classroom. The NSW government announced a ban on phones in public primary schools late last year.

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