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Don’t be afraid to take phones off teens, says Eton head

BBC – Katherine Sellgren

“Simon Henderson, head of the private school since 2015, says it is sometimes appropriate to take devices away. Speaking at a Girls’ Day School Trust conference in London, Mr Henderson said Eton now requires its Year 9 boys to hand in their devices at night-time. He said the boys liked the move, as it removed the pressure from them. Asked how schools could help teenagers navigate social media, Mr Henderson told the conference: “It’s a 24/7 culture, but there’s a place for taking phones and things off them.” (more)

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