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Sask. may consider a ban on the use of mobile phones in classrooms

Sask.  may consider a ban on the use of mobile phones in classrooms
Sask.  may consider a ban on the use of mobile phones in classrooms

Saskatchewan may be considering a ban on cell phone use in classrooms.

It follows Ontario’s recent announcement of a ban starting this fall. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade are not allowed to touch their phones during the school day, while older students can only use them during breaks.

Premier Scott Moe believes a classroom ban would keep the focus on learning.

“I think it’s fair to say that not only are we looking at this, but other provinces are looking at this. You know, we’re really making sure that the learning environment that we have in our K-12 system is focused on that first and foremost,” he explained.

Moe said the discussion that has been happening in the province in recent months has been about how to support teachers and their students.

“I think you can only have that conversation about support if you make sure that we are also looking at non-financial options to ensure that our children are in the best possible learning environment,” he said. “I think it’s fair to say that not only Saskatchewan, but other provinces will be looking at that.”