July 8, 2014

Japanese City Urges ‘Smartphone Curfew’ on Teens

The education board of a Japanese city has said junior high school pupils should stop using their phones after 10pm, the Wall Street Journal reports. [via TIME]

quotemarksright.jpgIn the city of Kasuga, education authorities have encouraged students to surrender their phones to adults between 10pm and 6am Though the board has support from local schools, there are no penalties in place for those who disobey.

This latest campaign by authorities in Kasuga came after discussions with parent-teacher associations concerned about smartphone use amongst teens.

Posters and leaflets have been sent to the city’s six junior high schools asking them to observe the ban.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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