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France banned children under 15 from using their phones in school and the U.S. is following suit

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A lot has changed in the last few decades. Kids are getting phones at a younger and younger age, and they aren't the Nokia's many of us had as children that could only make calls and play Snake. Unsurprisingly, smart phones are becoming a huge problem for schools. 

That's why France decided to ban children under 15 from using their cellphones, as well as tablets and smartwatches, at any point during the school day last year. The ban passed in July 2018 by 62 votes to one, was part of a campaign pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron.