Experts from various fields will come together to debate and discuss the topic of adolescent technology addiction.

King Alfred School in North End Road, Golders Green, will play host to John Carr, OBE, secretary of the UK Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety, Professor Sonia Livingstone, who works in policy for children's rights on and offline, and Dr Richard Graham, who founded the first teenage addiction clinic in the UK, for a day of presentations and debates including one asking whether smartphones should be banned in schools.

Chairing the conference is the school's headteacher, Robert Lobatto, who said: "Right now, it feels more important than ever to gather research and debate the use of smartphones in schools, so that we can shape a school experience which is truly relevant to the challenges of the 21st century.

"This conference will leave everyone buzzing with ideas, and galvanized to make changes that will make a real and positive difference."