Cell Phones in School Pros and Cons
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As well as this, cellphones are widely used for texting in class rather than any (extremely limited) educational function that they may have. Cellphones are a primary reason for students not to focus in class, meaning that they get far less out of their education and in doing so limiting their futures.
although it must be conceded that cellphones provide quick access in terms of contacting other people, in the case of schools, it it very unlikely that this useful resource will be used responsibly. Seeing that teenagers are at a period in their lives when their natural instinct is to rebel against the society they live in (BBC News), it is far more likely that mobile phones will be used irresponsibly. For instance, modern phones like iphones and the Samsung Galaxy range can be used to play games in class, and often in a boring lesson a student's concentration will waver. The temptation of taking their smartphone out of their pocket and texting a friend or using an app will in most cases overcome a will to focus on school, something our society asks us to find boring and a waste of our time. This simple truth is reason enough cellphones should be banned in schools.
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Earlier in this debate the Con's argument centred around the fact that cellphones are unlikely to be used responsibly by high school students (immature at their age). Having said this, the Con wishes to close this debate constructively by proposing a solution to providing technology to high school students far better than unlimited and unrestricted personal cell phones.
Schools could take advantage of technology by using iPads or Laptops blocking games and apps except ones with a focus on learning. If the tools to procrastinate were taken away from students but the ability to use technology productively remained, we would make fuller use of it.
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