With digital teaching aids seeing greater acceptance in the education segment the world over, a city in Norway has decided to buck the trend by introducing a ban on the use of tablets, smartphones, and digital cameras in all schools in the city of Kristiansand. Such a move, which the authorities justify is aimed at putting an end to in-school bullying, will affect all 38 primary schools in the Norwegian city.
“We hope new regulations will have a positive effect against bullying and harassment. Now the schools have a clear guidelines to deal with,” said Conservative politician Mette Fimreite Roth at City Council. Those found violating the above order, he warned will have to change schools.
However, students will still be able to use tablets during class or indulge in photography or audio recording during class, though only under explicit orders from the teachers.