The second barrier to mobile learning is negative social attitudes held by policy-makers, parents and teachers about the use of mobile phones in schools. Mobile phones are widely considered to be disruptive to education and their use in school is restricted in many European countries. Parents and teachers see students playing games and texting on mobile phones and often assume that the devices are little more than distracting toys with limited educational value. Many parents and educators also worry that mobile phones enable inappropriate behaviours like cheating and cyber-bullying.


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