Smart watches banned at Walsall school

By Jordan Reynolds | Walsall | Education | Published:

Smart watches have been banned at a Walsall school after reports of students videoing each other and using social media during lessons.

Walsall Academy. Picture: Google Street View

The headteacher at Walsall Academy, Simon Rogers, sent a letter to parents and carers yesterday which said smart watches are not allowed to be worn at the school to 'safeguard and protect students'.

In the letter it says: "To safeguard and protect students, smart watches are not allowed to be worn at the academy.

"Schools have experienced students discretely videoing other students, taking photographs, recording conversations and using social networking sites during lessons and in social settings.

"Mobile phones are allowed under the strict understanding that they are switched off during the school day.

"All students will be reminded of this on Monday."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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