FREDERICK COUNTY, Md (WDVM) — A Frederick County Board of Education member wants to spark discussions on the idea that students go throughout the school day without a phone in hand.
Board of Education member, Lois Jarman, has requested that the board begin a discussion into guidelines surrounding the use of cell phones.
“The classroom needs to be a space for learning, a safe space. I think that we could better achieve that goal without cell phones,” Jarman said.
As an educator, Jarman has a no cell phone use policy in her classrooms, and says the lack of distraction helps her students learn effectively.
Jarman adds that she’s looked into research that finds a negative effect on students who practice excessive phone use.