Cai Xueen, deputy to the National Peoples Congress and chief executive partner of Hubei Dewei Junshan Law Firm, suggested that primary and secondary school students should be explicitly prohibited from bringing smartphones and other electronic products into classrooms.
He told the Beijing Youth Daily that for students, bringing smartphones and other electronic products into the classroom has advantages and disadvantages. Smartphones and other electronic products as communication tools can facilitate students to contact their parents at any time, as well as learning tools to help students get information faster and more accurately.
Minors with immature mental development lack judgment ability to network information and are vulnerable to the interference of bad information. Lifelike online games are more attractive than learning knowledge. The auxiliary functions in the electronic products of mobile phones, such as music and camera functions, can easily lead to classroom disorder, and students indulge in the network can easily lead to the generation of weariness. In addition, students use electronic products such as smartphones in incorrect postures or neglect outdoor activities in order to use such devices, which also has a great negative impact on the health of primary and secondary school students.
Cai Xue-en believes that there are no other laws, regulations and rules to restrict such behaviors except the Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Myopia for Children and Adolescents which prohibits students from bringing personal mobile phones and tablets into the classroom.
In order to protect the interests of students and ensure that teachers can successfully and effectively complete teaching tasks, it is very necessary to explicitly prohibit the behavior of primary and secondary school students bringing smartphones and other electronic products into the classroom, and to stipulate corresponding penalties for such behavior, so as to ensure that the regulation will not become mere formality.
He mentioned that some parents support students to carry smartphones with them, mainly because they want to be able to contact their children at any time through electronic products such as smartphones, considering the safety of students.
Therefore, it is necessary to establish an efficient and perfect home-school linkage mechanism, so that parents and schools can seamlessly dock the information of childrens future. This can not only improve the relationship between schools and parents, but also enable parents and schools to better understand the performance of children at home in school.
Cai Xueen said that the Ministry of Education should urge schools to formulate practical management measures for studentssmartphones and other electronic products. According to the actual situation of schools, corresponding management measures should be formulated for students behavior of bringing smartphones and other electronic products into the classroom and submitted to the educational administrative departments at or above the county level for approval, so as to ensure that there is no need for positive management between students and teachers. Collision, trying to minimize the antagonism between teachers and students.