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Kids & cell phones at school — what parents need to know about the new rules

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 17:40:55-05

Dawn Ramsey with Jordan School District shares some interesting new information on kids using cell phones at school.

78% of teenagers age 12-17 have a cellphone

47% of kids in that age group have a smart phone

65% of teenagers take their phones to school, despite any restrictions that may be in place

74% of teachers say that technology in the classroom enables them to reinforce and expand on content, and that it motivates students to learn

The bottom line -- digital devices are here to stay. They can be a great education tool, but parents need to teach their kids what is appropriate. Dawn says it is important that parents have open and honest conversations with their kids about bringing and using cell phones at school.