A new research has revealed that school kids, who are not allowed to take mobile phones in the school, performed better in exams. Also Read - Why smartphones must be classified as an essential product during COVID-19 lockdowns
The research led by London School of Economics explained that especially struggling students at mobile-free schools were benefitted as equal of an extra hour’s teaching per week, the Guardian reported. The study noticed that banning mobiles in schools enjoyed a boost in the proportion of students getting five good passes at exams, compared with schools that allowed students to keep their phones even at switched off mode. Also Read - How is the Smartphone Industry Trend in 2021?
Richard Murphy, one of the co-authors of the research paper, said that the distraction and low-level disruption caused by kids having mobile phones in school appeared to be behind the results in exams. Also Read - Flipkart Smartphones Carnival sale: Deals on Apple, Samsung, Poco, Realme, more smartphones
Daisy Christodoulou, director of research in a London-based school said that there is plenty of solid evidence which shows that in order to learn, one have to pay attention.