The Telegraph is reporting that a minister has warned schools to stop using iPads in lessons in order to prevent bullying.
Schools must reduce the use of iPads during lessons amid concerns that children are using them to bully and harass one another, a minister has warned.
Edward Timpson, the Minister for Children and Families, said a number of schools were allowing children to spend “too much” of the day on their devices.
He also called on headteacher’s to use their powers to confiscate tablets and iPads being brought into schools if they are being used “inappropriately.”
Speaking to peers on the House of Lords Communications Committee, he said: “A problem in a number of schools which we’ve sought to address is the iPad or the tablet coming into schools and it forming far too much of the school day’s activities of children and it being used inappropriately for some of the bullying and harassment that we know sadly goes on the back of it.”
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