Back to School Supplies: Cell Phones

Sometimes I feel like I live in a cave. When did cell phones become regarded as ‘back to school supplies’? – Local stores are starting to bring out their schools supplies and advertising. And there are reduced prices for the back to school crowd – for cell phones.

I thought that more schools were considering banning cell phones. For example:

“Cellphones have been silenced at hundreds of Toronto public schools following a decision by board trustees to ban use of the devices in classrooms and hallways.”

link: Toronto students banned from using cellphones in schools

It must be clever marketing to convince children that they needed to be connected … 24/7.

Catherine Forsythe

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