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Tift Co. School System bucks ban on student cell phones, computers

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

A south Georgia school district is now allowing their student to use phones and computers in class.

The Tift County School System rolled out the new plan this year after experimenting it with 9th grade last year.

Students can use their phones or computer to go along with the day's lesson.

The school system says it's their way of adjusting to evolving technology.

"This generation grew up with devices. They grew up with the Internet," said Technology Director Jonathan Judy. "We're having to teach them social responsibility, digital citizenship, and that they have some control over the Internet. They can use it in ways that they can learn from it."

Students and parents must sign an agreement that outlines the guidelines and punishments at the beginning of each year.

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