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Banning Mobile Phones in Schools Helps Boost Academic Performances

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on May 18, 2015 at 7:19 AM
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Banning Mobile Phones in Schools Helps Boost Academic Performances

Most kids have mobile cellular devices well before high school. A new research led by London School of Economics has revealed that school kids, who are not allowed to take mobile phones to the school, performed better in exams.

The study explained that especially struggling students at mobile-free schools were benefited as equal of an extra hour's teaching per week. The researchers noticed that banning mobiles in schools enjoyed a boost in the proportion of students getting five good passes at exams, compared with schools that allowed students to keep their phones even at switched off mode.

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Richard Murphy, one of the co-authors of the research paper, said, "The distraction and low-level disruption caused by kids having mobile phones in school appeared to be behind the results in exams."

Daisy Christodoulou, director of research in a London-based school said, "There is plenty of solid evidence which shows that in order to learn, one have to pay attention."

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