Parental Permission For Mobile Phones In Schools
from the this-helps-how? dept
While plenty of schools are looking at banning all mobile phones just because a few kids misuse them, students at some public schools in Australia will be allowed to bring in phones… but only with a parent’s explicit approval. That’s right, if you want to bring your phone to school, you first have to get your parent to sign a paper saying it’s okay. The schools claim they’re doing this to cut down on text message bullying — though, it’s hard to see how this helps very much. You have to figure that students will get good at convincing their parents to sign the slip “for safety reasons” (of course). Otherwise, the worst of the bullies are likely to either forget the note or just keep bringing the phone to school anyway.