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Delhi’s Director of Education Himanshu Gupta has issued an advisory to ban phones under the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973.
The Delhi government has banned the use of mobile phones in schools. On Thursday, the Delhi government issued an advisory asking parents to ensure that their children do not bring mobile phones to school.
If children bring phones to school, then it is the responsibility of the school management to keep their mobile phones safely in the locker. Apart from this, schools will also have to issue an emergency helpline number, so that students can talk to their parents in case of emergency.
In the advisory, school staff and teachers have also been asked not to use mobile phones in places like class, library, playground and science lab.
The advisory states that mobile phones affect children’s education and their academic performance.
Delhi Education Director issued advisory
Delhi’s Director of Education Himanshu Gupta has issued this advisory under the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973. This was demanded from an association of private schools. It has been said in the advisory – mobile phones affect the education of children and their academic performance.
The incidents of bullying and harassment among children have increased due to smartphones. Apart from this, incidents of recording and sharing objectionable photo-videos have also increased. This has a negative effect on the mental state of the children.
There is also a risk of many diseases due to excessive use of the phone.
The advisory states that mobile phone is the most used gadget in today’s time. It is used by everyone including students and teachers. That is why it is important for us to consider the increasing dependence on phones. Know its negative and positive effects.
The advisory states that excessive use of mobile phones can also lead to anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, hypertension and eye problems. That’s why parents should encourage children to use it less.