Why Hochul thinks banning smartphones from New York schools will improve students’ mental health

New York school students might not be allowed to bring their smartphones to school if Gov. Kathy Hochul gets her way.

As reported in The Guardian, the governor plans to introduce a bill banning smartphones in schools later this year for next year’s legislative session, which begins in January 2025. It is unclear right now if the bill would apply only to public schools or include private schools.