Experts Suggest: Legislation Prohibits Primary and Middle School Students Under 16 from Using Smartphones

Play in class, play after class, self – study, walk, eat, sleep …

Entering the classrooms of primary and secondary school students, the phenomenon of ” looking up at the blackboard, looking down only at the mobile phone” is common and forbidden.

With the popularity of smart phones among minors, many students are becoming more and more attached to mobile phones, which not only have bad eyesight, but also consume energy and disturb the classroom order. Campus management of smart phones has become a common problem in primary and secondary schools.

How to crack it? Zhao Zhizhong, dean of the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences of Hainan Normal University, suggested that legislation be enacted as soon as possible to prohibit primary and secondary school students under 16 from using smart phones.

” Multiple Crimes” of Primary and Secondary School Students Using Smartphones

” The child has been clamoring for a cell phone, and I am hesitating to buy it.” Ms. Wu, the parent of a fourth grade primary school student in Haikou, told reporters.

What worries Ms. Wu is that because smart phones can access the Internet, there are many good and bad websites and some websites have bad information such as pornography and violence. Children’s minds are still immature and lack the ability to distinguish. They are vulnerable to these harmful information.

” Playing smart phones takes up a lot of learning time and disperses learning energy, resulting in incomplete learning tasks or poor completion quality.” After a lot of research, Zhao Zhizhong came to the conclusion.

Zhao Zhizhong believes that the introduction of smart phones into the campus is the same as the introduction of Internet cafes into the campus, resulting in many primary and secondary school students addicted to online games, electronic novels, online social networking and so on. Students are often absent-minded in the classroom and the learning effect is very poor.

” The trend of” cell phone comparison ” pervades the campus …” Many parents of primary and secondary school students in Haikou expressed helplessness. The prices of different smart phones vary greatly. Children compete with each other for good or bad smart phones and pursue material enjoyment, seriously affecting the establishment of correct values.

In addition, because smart phones can check the answers to homework, many students stop thinking when doing homework and even cheat in exams. These phenomena have a negative impact on class atmosphere, school atmosphere, study atmosphere and exam atmosphere.

” Talking to others is a waste of time. It is better to play games for a while!” Fu Xin ( pseudonym ), a junior high school student in Haikou, admitted frankly that since his father gave him a smart phone on his birthday last year, he has always carried a mobile phone to amuse himself when class is over or at home, thus reducing communication with his classmates and parents.

Zhao Zhizhong said that due to the emergence of smart phones, the space for primary and secondary school students to communicate with each other has been reduced, resulting in these students’ self-isolation and even resistance to social interaction. Due to the existence of a large number of false information on the network, students are easy to be cheated. Some of them are serious and even cause people and money losses. There have been many related cases.

What’s more, due to the long-term use of mobile phones, students’ eye vision has a greater impact, while staring down at the electronic screen for a long time also has great harm to cervical spine, and will also cause students’ physical decline. The low-income group shows a trend of younger age and is extremely prone to traffic accidents.

Campus Management of Smart Phone Faces Embarrassment

In recent years, mobile phone management in primary and secondary schools has become a fierce offensive and defensive war, with students, schools, parents and other parties fighting with each other.

” It’s forbidden, raids, confiscations, shielding of peripheral signals, even centralized destruction, etc …” The reporter combed the news reports and found that the method used by the school was nothing more than this.

In this regard, some parents do not support it and feel that schools have no right to deprive students of the right to use mobile phones. After the children’s cell phones were destroyed, some parents also sought compensation from teachers. Some teachers are afraid to take care of it, sometimes turning a blind eye to avoid disputes.

Many middle school teachers interviewed in Haikou admitted frankly that it was unrealistic for schools to check students’ entrance and exit from schools every day, which could easily lead to conflicts. From the point of legal responsibility, who should keep the mobile phone and how to solve the disputes once they occur, each school has not yet formed an effective management method.

” In fact, developed countries such as Europe and the United States have reached a social consensus on banning cell phones from entering the campus and issued relevant laws and regulations.” Zhao Zhizhong said.

In France, primary and junior high school students are forbidden to use cell phones on campus. Britain has made it clear that students under 16 are not allowed to use mobile phones except in emergencies. Most schools in the United States do not allow students to use cell phones.

In August 2018, the ” Implementation Plan for Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Myopia of Children and Adolescents” jointly issued by the Ministry of Education, the National Health and Safety Commission and other eight departments also put forward the requirement of ” forbidding students to bring personal cell phones, tablet computers and other electronic products into the classroom”.

Later, Shandong and other provinces and cities also issued regulations prohibiting primary and secondary school students from bringing cell phones into the campus.

However, Hainan Province has not yet explicitly prohibited primary and secondary school students from bringing smart phones into the campus, resulting in a serious phenomenon of students playing smart phones in primary and secondary schools.

Legislation forbids primary and secondary school students under 16 to play mobile phones.

” Hainan Province’s basic education is already very weak. If legislation is not enacted as soon as possible, basic education will slide down and the gap with the mainland will continue to widen.” Zhao Zhizhong said.

At present, many provinces have begun to prohibit primary and secondary school students from carrying smart phones into the campus. Hainan’s relevant departments should also enact laws as soon as possible to prohibit the use of smart phones by teenagers under 16 years old, let alone bringing smart phones into the campus.

Zhao Zhizhong also believes that the Hainan Provincial Education Department should formulate relevant rules and regulations as soon as possible to prohibit primary and secondary school students under the age of 16 from using smart phones. It is clear that it is illegal for primary and secondary school students to bring smart phones into the campus. Authorized schools have the right to require parents to cooperate and take appropriate punishment.

Regarding the school, Zhao Zhizhong believed that the school should properly implement the regulations, strengthen publicity and education, intensify inspection and management, and find out that students carrying smart phones can authorize teachers to confiscate and carry out unified management, and punish the carriers as appropriate. Schools should establish a unified management system for smart phones, and the smart phones handed in should be listed and properly kept.

For parents, they are not allowed to buy smart phones for children under the age of 16. They also need to cooperate with schools. Students are forbidden to bring smart phones into schools. At the same time, students must be strictly controlled to play smart phones at home.

Zhao Zhizhong said that after legislation forbids primary and secondary school students to use smart phones, they can use substitutes to communicate with their parents, such as encouraging students to use watches and telephones.