The move was prompted by continuous disruption during classes by students scanning their newsfeeds. Teachers have tried to pacify the issue by giving comportment forms, but nothing seems to be working at this point. One teacher says this has been an issue for about six years now and the school is making the right choice.
While some students deny visiting Facebook during class time, 83 out of 100 Upper School students selected at random say they check Facebook at least once each class. In addition, Bullis has noted their research shows the average student spends 12 minutes on Facebook every hour.
Although it had once been said at Bullis that Facebook promotes learning within responsible use, it seems the administration believes students are taking advantage of this privilege and are no longer able to put up with it.
The administration says this change will remain in place until the end of the school year, when they will decide whether or not it helps promote better classroom habits.