As you know, the simplest and most effective way for the government to get rid of a problem is to ban something. This is exactly what the main French government party did, which almost unanimously approved a bill by Emmanuel Macron to ban children from using electronic devices like tablets and smartphones in educational institutions.
The project has been under consideration for over a year and prohibits children from 3 to 15 years old from using gadgets on the territory of kindergartens or schools. Teenagers who study in secondary schools may also be affected by the new bill. It all depends on the leadership of the lyceums and their desire to restrict children's access to electronic devices.
The law will not affect only those children who, due to health problems, cannot do without smartphones or tablets when teaching. Also, gadgets will be allowed to be used during extracurricular activities, but only if this contributes to a better assimilation of the material. In fact, the new bill is unlikely to affect the lives of young French people, as back in 2010 there was a ban on the use of smartphones in class.
The reason for the ban on gadgets was not only the craze for games in children's environment and access to the Internet, which allows schoolchildren to spend less time preparing for lessons. Much more importance is attached to the problem of smartphone addiction, which is much stronger than many people realize. The American resource TheAtlantic considered the problems of Internet addiction in detail.
We also recommend reading our material, in which we consider whether computer games are really harmful.
The Topic of Article: War on smartphones: French children banned from using gadgets in schools.