ACT public schools could ban mobile phones from next year

Sarah Lansdown
August 6 2023 - 5:30am

The ACT is likely to bring in a ban on mobile phones in high schools next year as worries mount over their detrimental effect on academic and social life of teenagers.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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