Among comprehensive undertakings to secure pupils from internet and video game addiction, China ’ s primary and middle schools have banned the use of mobile phones in classrooms .
It was disclosed in a circular from the Ministry of Education on phones on campus that if students must have a mobile phone at school , a special proposal should be submitted to school authorities along with written approval from their guardians.
However, once the request has been authorized , students should hand in their mobile phones to appropriate school authorities upon entrance .
According to the circular,the phones would be kept together and should by no means be allowed into classrooms.
Nevertheless, further criteria would be put in place by schools to better meet students ’ needs in reaching their parents over the phone while in school.