• Kyodo News


The education ministry intends to issue a notice to boards of education nationwide by the end of January that cell phones should be basically banned at elementary and junior high schools, government sources said Wednesday.

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is seeking the ban as a means to protect students from being bullied or encountering crime via the Net, they said.

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