WA government 'considering' banning mobile phones at schools


Most students have mobile phones but it’s now acting as a tool for violence, parents claim.

Several shocking fights have been filmed on school grounds and filmed on mobile phones and the WA Education Department is now considering a blanket bans on phones.

WA parents are calling for a mobile phone ban at schools. Picture: 9NEWS

WA parents are calling for a mobile phone ban at schools. Picture: 9NEWS

One brutal assault was caught on camera at a Southern Suburbs High School.

The boy was beaten so badly he was concussed and spent two nights in hospital.

“He was hunted down, he was chased through the corridors of the classes,” the victim’s father, Michael, told 9NEWS.

There are 45 million bullying incidents at schools each year. Picture: 9NEWS

There are 45 million bullying incidents at schools each year. Picture: 9NEWS

“We all give our kids phones for security on the way to school, but when they’re in class do they need it? I don’t think so."

There are around 45 million bullying incidents occurring in schools each year.

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In NSW, a 13-year-old girl was charged with assault over a brutal attack at Bega High School.

The WA government said it's considering a phone ban. Picture: 9NEWS

The WA government said it's considering a phone ban. Picture: 9NEWS

“Letting schools make their own decisions on this is the current arrangement and I’ll talk to the education minister about any changes that might be needed,” WA Premier Mark McGowan said.

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