NSW review mulls school smartphone ban. Picture: Alison Wynd
NSW review mulls school smartphone ban. Picture: Alison Wynd

Smartphones could be banned from classrooms

NEW South Wales students, parents and teachers will be asked what they think about smartphones in classrooms as part of a review into whether the devices should be allowed in schools.

The terms of reference for the review, proposed by state Education Minister Rob Stokes, will be announced on Friday and its recommendations will be passed on to the government by the end of the year.

Child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg, who will lead the review, told The Daily Telegraph he plans to look at phone bans that have been implemented in schools in Albania and France.

Do you think smartphone should be banned from classrooms?

This poll ended on 07 October 2018.

Current Results

Yes, without a doubt.


Yes, as long as they can be returned for emergencies.


No, there are too many restrictions on kids these days.


No, they are part of society now.


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Pollster Ipsos will conduct interviews with educators and families as part of the large-scale review into phones and tablets in schools that could suggest bans, age limitations or technology-free days.