Mobile phone insurance provider, loveit coverit, surveyed parents in the UK across different topics regarding children and smartphone use, including cyberbullying, online safety and impact on education, as part of a wider research project collaborating with charities, schools, authorities and governing bodies.
The survey from loveit coverit revealed that almost a quarter (24.38%) of parents felt that phones should not be allowed in schools under any circumstances, whilst 33.87% of respondents believed phones should be only used in emergencies. Just 1.5% felt their access should be unrestricted.
It comes as a number of secondary schools across the country are introducing strict new bans on mobile phones from September, following an appeal from culture secretary Matthew Hancock.
As the start of the new school term approaches, it’s a subject of much debate, especially among parents whose children are making the transition from primary...