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Pupil mobile phone guide issued
The council says it will not tolerate misuse of mobile phones
New guidelines have been issued on the use of mobile phones at schools in the Scottish Borders.

The move comes after an incident last year in which a teacher at one school in the region was filmed apparently being struck by a pupil.

Education convenor Cllr Catriona Bhatia said the authority would not tolerate the unacceptable use of new technology.

Guidance has also been issued on safe use of the internet for both teachers and pupils.

'Very alert'

Ms Bhatia said the council had to keep up with advances in technology.

"We have to be very vigilant to ensure there is not misuse of mobile phones in our schools," she said.

"There was an incident last year and certainly measures have been taken to ensure that that kind of thing is not repeated.

"There are also concerns about the use of mobile phone technology for bullying in schools and again that is something the authority is very alert to."

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