12 april 2023

Debate on the use of mobile phones at schools

On 12 April Patti Valkenburg took part in a debate in the Dutch House of Representatives about the question if mobile phones should be forbidden at schools.

Forbidding mobile phones at schools by law is not the way according to professor Valkenburg. However, many schools would be helped with clear guidelines. Guidelines are more flexible than laws, can be adapted more quickly, and offers scope for customization. Flexibility, adaptation, and customization are more important than laws in a world where what is new quickly becomes old.  Watch the full debate (in Dutch) here: