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A Wicklow Primary School Has Banned Smartphones

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

11:27 AM - 29 Aug 2019



A Co. Wicklow primary school is banning its students from using smartphones.

Following a survey, more than 91% of parents voted in favour of banning them.

Pupils at St. Cronan's in Bray have begun the new school year today.

Basic mobile phones which can be used for calls and texts are still allowed.

However, they must be switched off at all times.

Here are the full set of rules for the basic phones:

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Principal Maeve Tierney, says they've banned smartphones to keep their students safe:

"We have had to deal with issues such as cyberbullying, we have children accessing material with adut content".

"This is an issue for schools right across the country".



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