Petition Against the Phone Ban in Schools

Petition Against the Phone Ban in Schools

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Will O'Brien started this petition to James Merlino and

The mobile phone ban around Australia is not necessary! It is restricting kids from a convenient, extremely common and potentially life saving device that everybody uses every day.

I conducted a survey, asking over 150 people about what they thought of the phone ban. In one section I asked for any additional comments. An anonymous user wrote this: 

"I'm not a dumb monkey man, and nor are my friends. We knew (and still know) how to have conversations, with or without phones. a huge one issue I've personally been finding is: I have anxiety attacks a lot at school, especially as of recent. I'd usually listen to music through my phone to focus and calm down but that isn't there anymore so I've been having worse panic attacks which honestly feel horrible. It annoys me so much when people say that the mobile phone ban was a good thing, it's certainly good for some people. But it's messed me up to an extreme degree (especially with me being year 12) It just shows an extreme lack of empathy and understanding"

The fact that it is messing up the future's inhabitants is wildly wrong. 

Mobile phones are always convenient, they are designed to be. They slide out of your pocket and are immediately ready for use. You can use it to call a boss, a parent or even an emergency services number if required. It can be used to take notes or images regarding the class homework or you can check your class timetable so you're not late for the next class. They just make everything easier. 

This ban should be lifted as soon as possible for the good of all of the students that it was trying to protect in the first place.

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