My grandson goes to school in Southend and his headteacher has banned mobile phones.

Thank goodness for that – they are a horrible distraction in the home so they must be even worse while at school.

The potential for bullying is also there.

How I support this action by the school. If only we could also ban them elsewhere! Nobody has conversations any more – they are too distracted and concentrating on social media to care about face to face conversation.

I maybe a relic of the past but how I wish we had a world without mobile phones.


Arterial Road, Southend