Dr Harry Barry – GP and author of “Anxiety and Panic and Emotional Resilience”
I have long advocated that the so-called ‘smartphone’ is actually adding greatly to these mental health issues. It is a weapon amongst other things of ‘mass distraction’!
I was therefore excited by this new initiative taken up by Principal Karl Hegarty and Gerry Ryan of Leinster Senior School. This is freeing up both the mind of the student and making life easier for their teachers.
Well done Karl and Gerry, it is my hope that this might become a policy in schools around the country’.