It's time to ban mobile phones in Canberra schools

Sarah Lansdown
Updated August 6 2023 - 6:15am, first published 5:30am

In schoolyards across Canberra, teenagers have their heads bowed watching TikTok videos, sending Snapchat messages and playing games.

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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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