Gap Fill - Smartphone Ban - Level 5


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France voted to ban digital devices from . Lawmakers voted by 62-1 on Monday to prohibit aged between 3 and 15 from bringing smartphones and to school. The ban is part of a to reduce addiction to technology. This was a campaign made by French President Emmanuel Macron. France's minister of campaigned for the ban saying devices were to children's development. He said they were a public health and that the law protects children from the " of screen addiction" and mobile phone use.

The ban follows a law made in 2010 that meant students could not use their devices in . Students with certain disabilities may be allowed to use their phones. Many do not believe the ban is . They believe it is little more than a publicity . Application of the ban to students aged over 15 will depend on the of individual schools. Experts say the increased use of mobile devices causes -addiction, sleep disruption and . Opponents of the ban say it is a step and that it will not increase .

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