Kollam: The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has ordered that there is no need to ban students bringing mobile phones to schools. For certain special needs, mobile phones can be brought to the school with the permission of the parents.
The school authorities should also provide the facilities for keeping the phone switched off till the school hours are over, as per the directives of the full bench of the Commission, including chairperson K V Manoj Kumar, B Babitha, and Reni Antony.
The order was issued on a petition filed by the father of a student whose mobile phone was confiscated by school authorities. The student is a native of Vadakara in Kozhikode district.
Body frisking and bag checking that would hurt the students' dignity and pride should be avoided. There should be a plan to impart training for the safe usage of the internet, mobile phone, and social media. The panel also ordered to return the phone seized from the student.