Nurseries should become mobile phone free zones, to protect pupils and staff, says the union Voice. The union suggests nursery owners and local authorities consult staff on introducing a no mobile phone policy. Tricia Pritchard, senior professional officer, said: "A no mobiles rule would protect children, prevent accusations against staff and reassure parents, many of whom had their confidence shattered by recent high-profile events involving mobile phone cameras." The above is a quote from this week's T.E.S. from an article called Mobile free zones. http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6023298 I am confused but smiling. Considering that we are urged by the powers that be to photograph these poor children within an inch of their lives and use this as evidence of children's progress and our teaching skills, it would seem now we are being advised to be cautious. To be frank if this puts a stop to this silly photo evidence and all that downloading and printing and gets us back to actulally teaching- then I am all for it! Bring it on! Also if it mean that I can have a conversation with a colleague without her hand bag ringing then it can only be a bonus.