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Thursday, September 5, 2019

BREAKING NEWS FROM ISRAEL - THE EDUCATION MINISTER TO STOP THE USE OF CELLPHONES IN SCHOOLS!


Israel Education Minister, Rabbi Peretz -
Screen capture from Mako.co.il

Israeli education minister,  made a statement today that the use of cellphones and smartphones, during the school day will be forbidden.



Article and Video in Hebrew - https://www.mako.co.il/news-israel/newsevent/Article-c6383fd24900d61027.htm

According to Rabbi Peretz, the use of smart phones in primary schools will not be allowed any more.
This will be documented in a formal memo (obligating) .
The digital learning will be done using computers , not smart phones.
This move will be done because of social, cognitive, addiction, exposure to constant that is inappropriate and other reasons.

The Education ministry will develop and issue a formal program that will include several steps and tools. New playgrounds facilities will be installed in schools.  Guidance programs about proper use of technology will be carried out in the clases. Parents'  initiatives to buy simple phones and presond the but of smartphones will be welcomed.

The education ministry have carried out a pool among parents that showed that most parents welcome this program.

There were applause in the audience!

We still have to wait and see how , if and when all this will become a reality

Video (in Hebrew)




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