This School Locks Up Students' Phones

This School Locks Up Students' Phones

With the help of tech start-up Yondr, San Lorenzo High School in California has banned cellphone use during the school day.

Since the last school year, students have been required to keep their phones in Yondr’s locking pouches from 8 a.m. until school lets out at 3:10 p.m.

Yondr CEO Graham Dugoni was inspired to create the pouches after noticing that people at some concerts he was attending were more absorbed with their phones than with the music. Performers have flocked to the concept, with comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Jack White and Chris Rock using Yondr at their shows.

More educators are taking note, and Yondr says it has partnerships with thousands of schools in the United States, Canada and Europe. The pouches cost $15 to $30 per student annually depending on school size, and about $2 per head for large performances.

Hear from teachers and students about their experience with a phone-free school day.

San Lorenzo High School in the East Bay Area has banned cellphone use during the school day. San Francisco-based start-up Yondr, which creates locking smartphone pouches. Yondr is catching the attention of an increasing number of educators now that famous performers like Dave Chappelle, Jack White and Chris Rock use the product at their shows.

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This School Locks Up Students’ Phones

50 Comments

  1. Jay Boag on December 28, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Isn’t that kinda illegal



  2. Gaming With Jason on December 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    But I got my phone at 7



  3. Vienna Saurus on December 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    In my school, we’re just not allowed to use our phones in class. We can only use it during lunch break and before school starts.



  4. Depressed PersonOnline on December 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Well if they banned cellphone than what the point of even bringing a phone



  5. Tobias on December 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    This is a brilliant idea. Kids today need a massive kick up the ass. Snot-nosed punks!



  6. Salmon Squad on December 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    My middle school doesn’t let us have phones but I still take mine into class



  7. mar on December 28, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    this is my school 😭😭😭



  8. Tailslandian Gardens Real Estate on December 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Angela: *does angry smile* Manchester at Stepford and Discovery of Lake Alfred are the schools having them and if you are caught, you will face suspension and have your phone locked up until the end of the day and you will end up punished by the police.



  9. عبد الله العجارمة on December 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    ok boomers



  10. Paradox Hope on December 28, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Frick the AD



  11. T& A on December 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    I am trying to find a school for a kid with a "no phones" policy.



  12. sυηηү.sкιεss on December 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    us brits dont even get any of these rules -_-



  13. Game Nation on December 28, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I got my phone at age 6 and i was instantly on social media lmao.



  14. MangoMania on December 28, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    My school also banned cards



  15. Saif Alshehhi on December 28, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    My school have to search us to get our phone 📱



  16. whenindoubt mutemyownmouth on December 28, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Its harder to worldstar someone if you don’t have a device to film it with, probably helps prevent fights.



  17. OutmodedHook on December 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    So your going to blame phones on the action of others like what!!



  18. Zackary Stadick on December 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Shut up Karen



  19. Lucian MacAndrew on December 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Well, it is probably a good idea to not have your phone during lessons. Social media should not be on your mind when you try to learn.



  20. U2Yes 1DNo EDCP/Sabrina Kitty/Brown/Hooves on December 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    And this is why most kids don’t want to get a job



  21. subi li on December 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Ya’ll should come to Indian schools



  22. Squeguin Quack on December 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    It scares me that people think that phones are the problems when kids have more stress than mental asylum patients, yet in the summertime, the only thing kids worry about is school starting up again



  23. Trinity Livingston on December 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Yeah, this seems so fake! They must’ve paid those students to act happy about it!



  24. salo wilma on December 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    OK BOOMER



  25. Bailey Crawly on December 28, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I got my first phone at 11 and I worked doing things for my family to earn money to pay for that phone. I paid it every single month, and no teacher was ever allowed to touch my phone. It wasn’t even my parents’ business to do anything about my phone because it was entirely mine. And if a teacher tried to take my property away from me or put it on lockdown they would have a major fight.

    It’s not the kids’ fault we have literal dinosaurs in power that are too scared to implement cell phones in the classroom



  26. Jack the Reaper on December 28, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Shut up boomer



  27. Oof on December 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    My school is going to get these. It won’t stop anyone.. so dumb



  28. Dominic Zande on December 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Ok boomer



  29. Liftinum on December 28, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    This company should simply burn down to avoid wildfires in schools.



  30. DILLY WILLY on December 28, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    ah…yes there is more suicide and stress lately for teens……oh no it’s not the current horrid educational system…..it’s the phones. O K A Y B O O M E R



  31. Mercvrii_Milk on December 28, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    My school has this 😔 and everybody phone is either breaking or getting tooken



  32. Erich von Manstein on December 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    *Heh, now i can shoot up a school WITHOUT anyone calling the cops! Thanks!*



  33. Joshua Hill on December 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    we just should get i pod touches



  34. Erich von Manstein on December 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    *Every single student except those 2 people litterally said that the new system sucks.*



  35. 100% XiaoWin on December 28, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I use my iPad to get around lol I can’t believe the teachers never mention other devices



  36. Sauce Boss on December 28, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Why let kids use their phones for research when we can spend thousands on computers and laptops that will be infected with dozens of viruses that eventually brick all of them?



  37. dlrarmy on December 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    when will you young kids stop thinking your entitled to everything….you are pre screwing your life….wait 10/20 years from now….your gonna be a mess….



  38. wakefield production88 on December 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Okay boomer



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  40. Duhdee .-. on December 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    i had my first phone at second grade and had my first account when i was 4



  41. D. Steven on December 28, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Why is this even a debate? Students lacked cell phones at school for centuries; they don’t need them now. Don’t make excuses.



  42. Tanner Jacobson on December 28, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Wall I’m on Instagram all the time and I have never had a low self-esteem even though I’m fat



  43. Tigerandlloyd Bsp on December 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Yea this school is really "HELPING" their students, by forcing them to learn useless knowledge that makes them stupid.



  44. OrdinaryNiko on December 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    They are doing this to our school, it won’t work we have over 1000 students



  45. it just sammy on December 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Ok boomers 😐



  46. Ripp3rr Jakk on December 28, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I wouldnt attend that school anymore then. I use my phone for EVERYTHING!

    From Entertainment to using PowerPoint or Microsoft Word to reading to Coding to Video editing. Thanks to my smart device I taught myself car engines simply from reading and diagrams.



  47. Sprinkelle on December 28, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Schools are only using phones as an excuse to excuse their prison like conditions. Phone gives away depression!



  48. DILLY WILLY on December 28, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    1:29 well maybe the teacher is so boring and is not actually engaging the students in their school work that they have to find a way to end their misery.



  49. fatimah Rmz on December 28, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    why is the school counselor is pretty



  50. I am Lorde on December 28, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    So all i gotta do is just bring a strong magnet