New Delhi, Aug 19: After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced due to the infamous Blue Whale Challenge, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued intructions to all CBSE affiliated schools that mobile phones should be banned in schools.
Students and teachers will not be allowed to use mobile phones during school hours.
CBSE has issued a circular banning mobile phones in schools on July 29.
The circular states mobile phones are a major distraction and can be easily misused specially mobile phones with cameras.
The Board strongly recommends that students should be convinced about not carrying mobile phones to the school.
CBSE helpline member and Calorx Public School principal said, “Mobile phones in school have more drawbacks than advantages. Even if mobiles are in silent mode students can make use for SMS during class.”