A recent study shows that 94% of high-school students in Israel use mobile phones in class to surf social networking websites, take photos and videos, and complete other tasks. Many also report text messaging and making phone calls during class. "The use of the devices largely stands out. Students who highly disturb the flow of the lesson also are at risk for potential long-term, persistent and accumulative damage that expands far beyond the classroom," wrote researchers from the University of Haifa.

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