France has voted to ban smartphones and tablets from schools. Lawmakers voted by 62-1 on Monday to prohibit students between 3 and 15 from even bringing their devices to school. The ban is part of a to reduce addiction to electronics. It fulfills a campaign made by French President Emmanuel Macron in 2017. French Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer also campaigned for the ban saying devices were to children's . He called mobile devices a public health and said the law protects children from the " of screen addiction and the phenomenon of bad mobile phone ."
The new ban extends a law made in 2010 that meant students could not use their devices in . There are to the ban for students with disabilities and for using devices in the classroom for extra-curricular . Many lawmakers do not believe the ban is enough to bring about . They believe the ban is little more than a publicity . Application of the ban to students aged 15 and older will depend on the of individual schools. Experts have found that the increased use of mobile devices causes cyber-, sleep disruption and bullying. Opponents of the ban say it is a step and will not lead to an increase in learning.