To help wean students from their smartphone dependency, teachers at Taiyuan University of Technology are enforcing a strict cellphone free classroom.
According to NetEase, before a class starts every student is required to relinquish their cellphone and put it into a provided storage bag at the front of class.
A teacher at the university told reporters that the cellphone free class is designed to keep students away from their phones so that they can be more focused in class and get less distracted.
The fact that this classroom has been featured prominently in the national media says a lot about the severity of mobile phone addiction in China. Last year, a magazine affiliated with the All-China Women’s Federation carried out research which found that excessive smartphone use was driving families apart.
By Lucy Liu
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