A recent report reveals that 89 per cent of teachers believe that social media has a detrimental effect on children’s reading habits.
“We will, of course, also make sure that we educate our parents, we will give two terms so we can work on implementation guidelines so we can educate parents and students and teachers,” she added.
Students are allowed to bring phones to school for the purpose of immediate communication with parents or carers before or after school. Additionally, exemptions will be granted in certain situations, including those related to health and wellbeing.
Ms Grace said she would continue conversations with other education ministers on producing consistent guidelines across states and territories.
The government has appointed former family and child commissioner Cheryl Vardon to review the policy, awaiting her report later this month.
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