Mobile phone bans ‘improve school exam results’

Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of giving pupils an extra week’s education over the course of an academic year, researchers say. The study, published by the London School of Economics, looked at schools in four English cities and found test scores increased by more than 6% in those which banned phones. Low-achieving and low-income students improved the most, researchers claim. More than 90% of British teenagers own a mobile phone. Read More.