Mobile phones should be banned in schools - Gavin Williamson
07/04/2021 | news | technology | 1,727
Phones should not be used or seen during the school day, the education secretary says.
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07/04/2021 14:00:15 745 98
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Absolutely they should be banned. They are a huge distraction and a major bullying tool.
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
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07/04/2021 14:22:35 19 30
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Brilliant!
I wouldn't trust her with a sharp pencil let alone a smart phone.
Certainly shouldn't be allowed a passport in case she tries implementing a treasonous* personal foreign policy... again...

*Allegedly, in my opinion, etc etc.
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Labour Party investigated by the ECHR for anti semitism....just sayin. Removed
Racist much? Removed
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07/04/2021 14:44:40 25 30
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Excellent comment, and heartening to see the Tory HQ trolls on here trying to vote it down.
Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed ... period Removed
And why not she has not been found wanting as to your inferred post, but mediators like to let the loony left have a pop at the government and will not remove this and others, so my question is who would You like to see do the job, just the unions maybe? Removed
Well done Champaign socialist - you fly that red flag. Removed
She shouldn't be in this country the disgusting way she treats immigration.
In my humble opinion its a shame what she has done to foreigners didnt happen to her parents...
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07/04/2021 15:13:18 6 1
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We are not talking about Pritt Patel she is nothing to do with this story. We are talking about kids in schools unable to learn because of tat on their phone.
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07/04/2021 15:13:13 2 4
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She shouldnt be allowed to be an MP, fact .
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And Dianne Abbott should not be allowed to teach maths! Removed
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07/04/2021 15:23:30 1 1
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Shes got 7, all cost £10,000 each off her neighbour
Grow up troll Removed
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07/04/2021 15:32:36 2 3
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Keep the mobile phones and ban Williamson,Johnson and Patel,those responsible for the A level fiasco and child poverty
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07/04/2021 14:03:11 400 33
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Why has it taken so long for him finally to say this? It's blindingly obvious to a half witted baboon that letting kids carry their mobiles around at school is not good for anyone. They are constantly on it when they get chance. The school should have numbers to call in case of emergency. There should be no NEED whatsoever for kids to have mobiles.
This baboon says schools only want a ban so they can avoid the obvious backlash of why they have not stopped bullying. Oh and to hide teacher incompetence. Removed
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07/04/2021 14:25:03 6 3
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You got a link to the bit in the PGCE where it says teachers are responsible for mobile phones?
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07/04/2021 14:32:26 33 4
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So you think all teachers are incompetent? I would suggest you get off your ars*s and start teaching then instead of just moaning about them.
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07/04/2021 14:39:04 5 10
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Salty gammon is always delicious.
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07/04/2021 14:46:27 11 5
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I hope you have evidence of teacher incompetence, otherwise I might feel offended at the way you presume to know what we're doing and if we're good at it or not.
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07/04/2021 15:02:07 12 5
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"to hide teacher incompetence."

Of course, you could do the job -so- much better, couldn't you?
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
I wouldn't trust her with a sharp pencil let alone a smart phone.
Certainly shouldn't be allowed a passport in case she tries implementing a treasonous* personal foreign policy... again...

*Allegedly, in my opinion, etc etc.
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In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
Labour Party investigated by the ECHR for anti semitism....just sayin. Removed
Just saying what? Starmer kicked Corbyn out for his anti-semitism. Boris just ignored the Patel allegations. Also the fact that a chunk of the Labour party has a problem with Jews doesn't excuse Patel. Removed
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07/04/2021 14:45:31 27 13
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oh dear more desperate whataboutery from the Tory Defence Army
What happened to the promises made by Boris during the conservative leader debate that he would start an inquiry into islamaphobia within the conservative party? At least labour followed through with their investigation

Oh that's right, they said they would to the cameras and then did nothing
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We're still waiting for the report on anti-Muslim prejudice that the Govt promised a few years ago. No sign of that happening any time soon - not with Alexander de-piffel-waffle "Piccaninnies and letter boxes" Johnson in charge... Removed
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07/04/2021 14:41:20 10 3
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What’s that desperate comment got todo with mobile phones

I’m just saying
You don't have to vote Labour to dislike PP intensely - I can't stand her, and I haven't voted Labour for 30 years... Removed
Tories refused independent investigation into Islamophobia...despite Bojo the liars pledge...just sayin. Removed
Teachers want phones gone so they can harrass and sexually abuse children without having to worry about being caught on video Removed
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07/04/2021 14:44:15 3 0
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Where do you get off making comments like that, tarnishing a whole profession. I can't call you what you deserve to be called because my comment will be deleted. You are obviously a very sad little inadequate person who needs help.
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
Racist much? Removed
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07/04/2021 14:47:02 8 9
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Mis-directing much?
Could be misogynistic!

Or both
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07/04/2021 14:51:57 17 5
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How? or is criticism of someone for doing a bad job not allowed because they come from a BAME background? cause that latter point is actually racist
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07/04/2021 14:57:02 7 2
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You do realise she has form as a bully....
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07/04/2021 15:05:57 6 0
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How does calling a bully a bully make someone racist?
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07/04/2021 15:17:42 3 2
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It's only racist if the allegation is against a left wing WoC. Like Meghan Markle's bullying allegations are not true, but Priti Patel's are. The world we live in.
Labour Party investigated by the ECHR for anti semitism....just sayin. Removed
Just saying what? Starmer kicked Corbyn out for his anti-semitism. Boris just ignored the Patel allegations. Also the fact that a chunk of the Labour party has a problem with Jews doesn't excuse Patel. Removed
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07/04/2021 14:43:22 11 11
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Excuse her for what ?
When was Patel found guilty other than by the looney left? Removed
On what evidence has this idiot of a Minister decided that discipline has been affected by lockdown? Removed
Racist much? Removed
Could be misogynistic!

Or both
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07/04/2021 14:45:01 3 2
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Absolutely agree with this.

But watch the kids and the parents, some will say that it is against their human rights to have their phones taken off them etc. It actually makes my blood boil that phones are allowed in school. Like so many others, in my time at school phones never existed and we got on with life!

All for a mobile phone ban at school......bring it on!
So when you were at school, how many times were you forced to go into lockdown ?

Our kids have had to deal with circumstances that no other generation have (including the war generation who still attended school).

Nutters like you need to get your priorities right.
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What happened to the promises made by Boris during the conservative leader debate that he would start an inquiry into islamaphobia within the conservative party? At least labour followed through with their investigation

Oh that's right, they said they would to the cameras and then did nothing
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07/04/2021 15:10:41 7 1
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What happened to any of Boris's promises?
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07/04/2021 15:29:08 0 4
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I would wait until you have the full outcome with Corbyn and Kier the wet Starmer as been on hold during Covid
Labour Party investigated by the ECHR for anti semitism....just sayin. Removed
We're still waiting for the report on anti-Muslim prejudice that the Govt promised a few years ago. No sign of that happening any time soon - not with Alexander de-piffel-waffle "Piccaninnies and letter boxes" Johnson in charge... Removed
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07/04/2021 14:50:26 1 3
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you mean get rid of one of the most useful tools a person can have. a world of information at your finger tips.
i expect a load of back in my day comments in response.
Back in my day people like you usually got punched in the face for talking a load of ^&%&^%&^. Removed
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07/04/2021 14:44:40 25 30
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Excellent comment, and heartening to see the Tory HQ trolls on here trying to vote it down.
Oh dear losing an argument so start calling people names.

It's a shame Labour can't rid itself of these unhelpful people. Keir will be much better served by reason than ridicule.
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07/04/2021 14:55:20 3 2
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'Losing an argument?' LOL. Despite your best attempts, the vast majority are up-voting.
Are you really claiming Tory trolls are figments of my imagination?

And yes, I get that there are Labour trolls on here too!
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Labour Party investigated by the ECHR for anti semitism....just sayin. Removed
You don't have to vote Labour to dislike PP intensely - I can't stand her, and I haven't voted Labour for 30 years... Removed
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed ... period Removed
Now that's discrimination saying that Priti Patel should not be allowed to menstruate. Removed
Oh dear losing an argument so start calling people names.

It's a shame Labour can't rid itself of these unhelpful people. Keir will be much better served by reason than ridicule.
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Are you really claiming Tory trolls are figments of my imagination?

And yes, I get that there are Labour trolls on here too!
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In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
And why not she has not been found wanting as to your inferred post, but mediators like to let the loony left have a pop at the government and will not remove this and others, so my question is who would You like to see do the job, just the unions maybe? Removed
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
Well done Champaign socialist - you fly that red flag. Removed
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
She shouldn't be in this country the disgusting way she treats immigration.
In my humble opinion its a shame what she has done to foreigners didnt happen to her parents...
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Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed ... period Removed
Now that's discrimination saying that Priti Patel should not be allowed to menstruate. Removed
Labour Party investigated by the ECHR for anti semitism....just sayin. Removed
Tories refused independent investigation into Islamophobia...despite Bojo the liars pledge...just sayin. Removed
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
Neither should Meghan Markle Removed
Wish they could be banned in Universities, too. Am fed up with being barged into by students (especially Chinese) staring at their mobile phones. Removed
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07/04/2021 15:22:57 2 0
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agreed
Yes, especially Chinese! Removed
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
And Dianne Abbott should not be allowed to teach maths! Removed
Correct, Maths teachers should teach maths. Does your mummy know your online luv? Removed
Wish they could be banned in Universities, too. Am fed up with being barged into by students (especially Chinese) staring at their mobile phones. Removed
Yes, especially Chinese! Removed
Just saying what? Starmer kicked Corbyn out for his anti-semitism. Boris just ignored the Patel allegations. Also the fact that a chunk of the Labour party has a problem with Jews doesn't excuse Patel. Removed
When was Patel found guilty other than by the looney left? Removed
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07/04/2021 14:45:31 27 13
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oh dear more desperate whataboutery from the Tory Defence Army
Not disapproving of loony left having a spineless free hit without any substance, possibly the real issue is requesting well paid civil servants to do their job, could be as cosy as many other such positions around the country Removed
Along with a ban on mobile phones in school, can we not ban idiots from commenting on this HYS? Removed
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07/04/2021 15:33:50 4 0
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Agree totally. You're banned! Go and stand in the corner Ann.
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07/04/2021 15:39:46 0 0
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Well, you can choose to not comment.
In which case - Priti Patel shouldn't be allowed a smartphone. Removed
Grow up troll Removed
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07/04/2021 15:37:27 4 0
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it is 'would HAVE' not WOULD OF and its the 'past 12 months) (not passed), not using a phone by any chance are you
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07/04/2021 15:36:00 0 0
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Teachers have an attitude problem? :)
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07/04/2021 15:39:15 1 0
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would have had,not, would of had.fed not feed,an not a.
Back to school for you(without your mobile!).
And Dianne Abbott should not be allowed to teach maths! Removed
Correct, Maths teachers should teach maths. Does your mummy know your online luv? Removed
Gav williamson is the problem, pathetic little turd Removed
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07/04/2021 15:35:01 2 2
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Well for starters she has a track record of bullying remember the big pay out to the the head of the civil service?
theres been other payouts, she costs us alot of money at the end of the day.
And I rember her having illigal meetings with Isreal when working for May.
Shes above any law,
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Gav williamson is the problem, pathetic little twatt Removed
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07/04/2021 15:44:44 0 0
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here here
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07/04/2021 15:40:28 3 1
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We see kids who can't even spell properly and write "would of" instead of "would have" amongst other things. its appalling and many can't put pen to paper and write cursive. (joined up). its a decline in education text speak. thats why there's so mjuch bullying cause they don't learn emotional intelligence and many end up thick.
The main thing to be banned from this country is every single person within this inept corrupt power crazed gov. Removed
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07/04/2021 15:55:25 0 0
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You stopped typing before adding: "And the associated opposition and indeed all the current bunch of politicians, local and central."

Try to keep a sense of balance, please.
Can you imagine the stress of being a teacher with 30 15 years olds: the filming fights outside of school on TikTok, lads watching porn during lessons, snapchat and insta messages bouncing around constantly, county lines drug dealing from the desk, kids losing phones and getting them stolen, "inappropriate" pictures of kids being shared. You at the front trying to go over quadratic equations! Removed
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07/04/2021 15:53:43 0 0
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lmao
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07/04/2021 15:54:06 0 0
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Well in our day it was throwing things at the blackboard so .......
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07/04/2021 15:54:06 0 0
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This happens in every school in the UK too! So many gangs operate in the Eton area these days.
Totally agree, but let's ban face masks 1st yeah!! Disgraceful that kids have to wear them 7 hours a day. Removed
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07/04/2021 15:57:20 0 0
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Poor little mites.
I thought Williamson, being a govt. minister, would be all in favour of the use of mobiles helping to create the next generation of unable-to-think-for-themselves tory voters. Removed
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07/04/2021 16:07:28 0 0
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If you delete the word "tory" (which should be "Tory") then I agree with you 100%.
Well that's one step down from banning children from Schools like we've done for the last year amid the biggest over-reaction since Hitler took a dislike to the Jews..... Removed
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Clueless Gavin at it again. What now? White socks must be worn? 5 Zeig Heils a day to keep the Labour away?

Yes they should not be out in class, take the phone off them if caught with it during class. It's down to the school though, not you Gavin before you mess something else up.

Not being funny but some kids are safer with their phones in some areas. We dont all live in a pleasant village.
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07/04/2021 14:11:58 190 19
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"Mobile phones should be banned in schools"

DEFINITELY,

this is the first sensible suggestion from a Tory Education secretary in decades.
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07/04/2021 15:59:01 0 1
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Whips should be banned from the office desks of cabinet ministers...
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07/04/2021 15:22:05 79 227
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Times change - if you are:

- over 60 you may find it difficult to work a smart phone
- over 40 and you never had one when you were at school
- over 20 you possibly never used a land line
- under 20 and they are part of the fabric of existence

Find ways to work with them, a ban is dark ages behaviour.
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Times change - if you are:

- over 60 you may find it difficult to work a smart phone
- over 40 and you never had one when you were at school
- over 20 you possibly never used a land line
- under 20 and they are part of the fabric of existence

Find ways to work with them, a ban is dark ages behaviour.
"over 60 you may find it difficult to work a smart phone"-----be quiet. Your Philistine pig-ignorance is showing. Removed
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07/04/2021 16:23:03 1 7
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What's for tea tonight darling? What? Gammon, again? G A M M O N
07/04/2021 16:33:53 3 0
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Time for you to go back to school to learn some basic manners.
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07/04/2021 15:24:32 7 2
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I don't have a smartphone and I can still get a coffee from cafe.
Yeah because you go to the same place don't you!!! OH YEAH ONLY 1 VILLAGE IN ENGLELANDER UUUURGGGH SHAG ME FLAG

Jesus wept.
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We didn't have mobile devices when I was at school. Just great big static computers that everyone could view the screen on. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Whatsapp, not even any hard core porn to keep me amused during Computer Studies. Flippin boring but I learned a great deal, got good results & a good job. Mobiles in school are never for educational reasons .. they just to help achieve poor results Removed
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07/04/2021 16:17:10 1 1
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Luxury! - when I were a lad we punched cards by hand and sent them to the nearest university to run our programs......we got folded paper output returned for the class the following week....
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07/04/2021 15:43:23 1 0
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To keep Faradays in?
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07/04/2021 14:50:56 18 5
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You think Williamson is doing a good job? If so, you're deluded.
He sure does think Clueless Gavin is doing a good job. He's a slag shagger like most on here. Removed
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07/04/2021 16:33:17 0 0
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and when is going to have one ?
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07/04/2021 16:02:58 0 0
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There is no editorial control over the internet and anyone can post any old rubbish, lies, misinformation, etc. The modern mobile phone allows access to all this rubbish; it does not in any way enhance education, which should be about facts, logic, rational thought, etc., and not tapping a little screen and believing everything that shows up as a result. "Google it; Wikipedia" - not always true.
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07/04/2021 16:30:34 1 0
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in our day, the kids spitted on scrunched up paper bits and aimed them at the blackboard with a ruler catapault (only for soft teachers though and not me, the lads), s'pose mobiles are the 'new' bullying
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07/04/2021 16:42:00 3 0
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It had to happen sometime! Even a stopped clock is right twice a day!!??
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07/04/2021 16:51:53 1 0
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Those parents who don't like this can leave their child out of school then; good luck getting a job, this is only chance you'll get to catch up on your kid's education and i know whats more important and it isn't the latest mobile phone or instaggram.
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07/04/2021 17:02:20 0 3
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how about kids sit up straight and actually listen to the teacher? rather than sneaky peeks at phones constantly
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07/04/2021 14:16:33 32 69
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Schools DO NOT NEED computers,

they NEED teachers who can TEACH and BOOKS.

I did not have access to a computer till I when to University.
Yeah let's go back to 1940 just because grandma didn't have a school, ze Germans blu it uppe!!

Idiot statement.
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07/04/2021 17:02:55 4 8
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Left wing planks out in force today . That's the far left , commies , socialist labour , liberals , extreme far left etc .

They don't want children educated they won't them in the gutter to control
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07/04/2021 17:36:24 2 2
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Take away their smartphones and give them Union flags to wave. Teach them British history. Make them proud to be British. If they can pass the British citizenship test foreigner's have to take to be allowed to live in the UK then give them back their smartphones.
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Meanwhile Nicola will be finalising her 4 tier mobile phone system for Scottish schools.
07/04/2021 19:03:43 1 1
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Agree, you do get the odd idiots of course but their parents and grandparents are much worse as a rule.

They're having to learn to NOT follow the lead of their so-called elders and betters and yes, they will have to raze this country to the ground (in every way) to build it back better.
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07/04/2021 19:42:22 3 1
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Very much agree with banning mobiles. Have to laugh however about the " need for discipline and structure". Some of the countries top schools have had their issues in the past, (Cameron and alleged something to do with pigs comes to mind!) and the example set by the undisciplined behaviour of our current crop of politicians leaves much to be desired.
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08/04/2021 11:44:39 2 1
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Amazon destroyed the joy of shopping.
Facebook destroyed the joy of meeting people.
Apple iphone destroyed seeing real life.
It's not all positive outcomes for new technology.
But it sure makes a lot of people very wealthy.
The latest whizz kid Elon Musk has yet to make his mark, but is making money for sure.
It's all about the money making money from money.
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