From the beginning of the next school year, mobile phone use will be banned in Vaud schools, according to 20 Minutes.
Many other cantons have banned mobile phone use in classrooms, however the Vaud ban will include all use on school premises, both inside and outside the classroom.
Phone use will only be allowed for teaching purposes.
Vaud is the first canton in French-speaking Switzerland to go this far.
Currently, pupils caught using their phones in class in the cantons of Geneva, Valais and Fribourg can have them confiscated, according to RTS.
Vaud’s blanket ban was tested in ten schools before deciding to extend it to all establishments.
Gregory Durand, a education expert, told 20 Minutes that it’s very healthy for pupils to interact without phones.
Other cantons will be watching Vaud to see how its new school-wide mobile phone prohibition goes.