France bans smartphones in schools for students under 16

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France bans smartphones in schools for students under 16. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on August 4, 2018.

Schools across France are hanging up on smartphones.

The country has banned all internet-connected devices for students under 16-years-old.

French president Emmanuel Macron said during his campaign that smartphones in schools are a distraction and often used in bullying.

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