Mobilforbud i skolen: En kvalitativ casestudie av ungdomsskoleelevers erfaringer med mobilforbud på en norsk ungdomsskole
MetadataShow full item record
In this thesis, I want to study how students experience a mobile ban at school. To gain insight to this phenomenon, I have carried out four focus group interviews with a 10th grade in Trondheim that practice a mobile ban. Based on these, I would like to illustrate how a mobile ban works from the students' perspective and what experiences they have made after a year of prohibition. Furthermore, I look at the general challenges and opportunities that a mobile ban in schools can bring. Most of the students do not hand in their phone in the beginning of the school day. They usually keep it in the hallway locker. The reason for this is not because they are going to use the mobile phone, but it gives them a sense of safety. This safety is about accessibility to the mobile phone, if anything should happen and they need to call their parents.The mobile ban is handled differently among the teachers according to the students. This leads to an uncertainty among the students about whether the mobile ban is working. This address the importance of having good guidelines even when introducing a mobile ban. The absence of the mobile phone in school can affect the students’ knowledge about digital literacy. Children and youths have a high level of technical expertise when it comes to use digital tools. Nevertheless, schools should focus on teaching students to understand the consequences of their mobile use.