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Governor Considering Banning Smartphones in Schools


Your son or daughter may soon not be able to bring their smartphone with them to school.

Governor Kathy Hochul is considering a ban on smartphones in New York schools in an effort to keep children safe online from social media platforms and their impact on youth mental health. Hochul plans to introduce a bill later this year that would ban smartphones in schools.

Students could still have a “flip phone” that allows text messages for parents to be able to communicate with their children — but they would not be able to access their social media.

The Governor is blaming social media companies for what she says is a “decline in youth mental health.”

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