coondoggie writes: "The government of Karnataka state in south India will this week ban the use of mobile phones in schools and junior colleges, citing potential adverse health effects and likely setting off a storm of protest. The state government has also decided to ban the sale of mobile handsets to children 15 years old and younger, making it difficult for children to acquire and use mobile phones even outside school hours. But this issue is huge across school systems the US too. New York City parents are happy as the city's government yesterday overrode the mayor's veto and passed a bill intended to force a change to the ban on cell phones in the nation's largest public school system. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/19359"