Youngkin’s cellphone ban in schools protects young students

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) rightfully issued an executive order on Tuesday that will direct schools to adopt cellphone-free policies. The admirable decision will enhance the classroom experience and protect young students from the adverse health effects of phone and social media usage.

Youngkin’s proposal isn’t the first of its kind, but it’s still certainly ahead of the curve. New York City is also looking to implement a cellphone ban in schools while the city of Los Angeles approved one last month. 

The order is timely given that Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called on Congress a few weeks ago to include a warning label on social media platforms that would inform parents of the negative effects associated with the technology. Social media and cellphone
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