Social media ban: 'We want our kids to focus on learning'

Drive 05/02/2018

Kowhai Intermediate school in Auckland has this year introduced a voluntary code where students sign a contract and hand in their mobile phones at the gate.

They also can't have any social media accounts for the two years they are a student at the school.

It's a bold move the school says they have brought in to cut down cyber-bullying and enable kids to focus on their education instead.

Wade Gillooly, board of trustee chairman at Kowhai Intermediate joined Ali Mau to talk about the code and why the school decided to take up this measure.

Listen to the full interview with Wade Gillooly above.

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