Firstly, are teachers allowed to confiscate items any items (e.g. phones) off students - if not posing any risk to other students or teacher? Please make reference to legislation. Secondly, if a teacher demands the confiscated item and the student does not give them the item, wouldn't punishing the student for 'disobedience' ultimately be punishment for the child exercising their rights? And wouldn't this be illegal? Please make reference to legislation. I feel that the conventional superiority which teachers have above students is resulting in the disregarding of their rights. I strongly appreciate any answers.