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Students at San Mateo High School — in the heart of Silicon Valley — must now lock up their phones at the start of every school day this year. The school is using a device, developed by a start-up company specifically for locking up phones so that students can be more engaged with their surroundings rather than with their phones.
San Mateo High School is now having its students lock up their smartphones at the start of each school day, using a device known as the “Yondr pouch,” according to a report by ABC News.
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The Yondr pouch aims to create phone-free zones for schools, organizations, festivals, and anyone who is seeking to facilitate a more interpersonal and engaging environment.
Each student at San Mateo High School has reportedly received a Yondr pouch — along with their textbooks — at the start of the fall 2019 school year, and will be using the locking device every day for the rest of the year.
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“I really think it’s about being present, and engaging in the adult that’s trying to teach you, [and] your peers that might be in your small group,” said assistant principal Adam Gelb.
Students have reportedly responded with mixed reviews — some saying that...
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