The new rules state that mobile devices should be turned off and stored during school hours, unless special permission is given.
The federation also voted to label Wi-Fi access points in school, and to continue to study the effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, the potentially harmful radiation emitted by cell phones. They are looking to have the use of cell phones recognized as a potential workplace hazard for teachers.
"There is cause for concern for members' health and safety, especially women," said Sandra Wash, a teacher representing the Peel district.
The study’s results will be released in February.
Health Canada has said that the majority of research to date does not support a link between exposure and poor health.
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