Education experts claim that cellphones, the ultimate distraction, prevent kids from studying.
The most strident opposition to efforts to banish phones, though, doesn't usually come from students. Sometimes it comes from the parents.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, bans on the devices were becoming more common.
Since the start of the new school year, issues with student behavior and mental health have given some schools even more justification to impose access restrictions.
However, many who had daily contact with their children while learning remotely have been hesitant to give it up. Some people worry about losing contact with their children during a school shooting.
"Everything is just so partisan and politicized. Additionally, according to Moser, I believe that parents are generally afraid of what their children are up to throughout the day.