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Mixed reactions to school phone ban as some say neurodiverse kids struggle

Summarised by Centrist

RNZ reports that the government’s ‘away for the day’ ban on mobile phones in schools has evoked some mixed reactions, particularly among parents of neurodiverse children. Some parents express concerns about the ban making school life harder for their kids and hindering their coping strategies. 

There are also reports of positive outcomes like improved classroom environments and increased student communication.

According to RNZ, some schools are grappling with the challenge of implementing exemptions for health or learning needs and claim that teachers are carrying the additional administrative burden. 

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