…even if it’s coming from the French, surely one of the loopiest nations on Earth.
Smartphones and tablets have been banned from all French schools ahead of the academic year, after a new law was voted through Parliament yesterday. The phone ban will apply to all pupils in France up to the age of 15, as of the start of the new term in September.
I’ve always thought that giving kids smartphones was a recipe for disaster — similar to letting them go play all day and night in a mall, unsupervised. And I don’t want to hear whines of “What about their securityyyy?” either. If that’s so important to Mumsy (or actually, Madamesy), she can buy little Francine or Jacques a flip (dumb) phone. Calls and texts only (and only a few of those, too).
Perhaps — and I know this is a radical thought — the schools can actually keep a closer eye on the little dears for a change.
And if the kids go all whiney at the indignity and the oppressive injustice of it all, we can call it a cheap life lesson.