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Dubai universities looking at Facebook blocking device
The classroom mode blocks all intra-traffic, but enables all of the websites and portals the teacher wants the student to see and use. “Students won’t be able to use anything else on their phone except what the teacher wants them to use”.
Kim Gerber, a grade five teacher at a Dubai school, said she believes the technology would ensure pupils focus more. She said: “It would help students fight the temptation to constantly check phones. Social media is such an addiction to them because they feel like they will miss out on something their friends are posting”.
“For teachers, it assures us that our students are focusing. There have been boys in other classes that were suspended due to inappropriate usage of their phones. So, this can help us monitor them”.