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Do you think high-school management boards should ban students from using smart phones in the classroom?

Update: February, 28/2014 - 09:05

The ratio of high-school students using smart phones in HCM City is said to be among the highest in the world, according to a newly released survey by the Health Department and Medicine and Pharmacy University.

About 1,000 local high-school students took part in the survey. The survey said about 20 per cent of the students became nervous or fidgeted if they accidentally left their smart phones at home. Seventy-three per cent of them said they owned two mobile phones and 70 per cent admitted using smart-phone applications everyday.

According to the survey, smart-phone addicts often get insomnia, pain on one side of the head, experience difficulties in relating to others - and live in fear of losing their mobile phones. Concern about being without one is called nomophobia.

Do you think high-school management boards should ban students from using smart phones? In your countries, do government or authorised agencies tell young people to control use of these devices and the internet?

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