Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is set to announce a ban on mobile phones in state school classrooms in the UK. The ban will apply during both lessons and break times and aims to address issues of distraction, disruptive behavior, and bullying. Keegan will issue new guidance to schools to implement measures to prevent phone use by students. The ban was previously proposed by former Education Secretary Gavin Williamson in 2021 but was scrapped by his successor Nadhim Zahawi. Finland and some European countries have already implemented similar restrictions on mobile phone use in schools.