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i_know_all_and_i_will_win
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JustAnotherGuy
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Kids should not be able to have cell phones in school

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JustAnotherGuy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/3/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

I encourage you to challenge me.
JustAnotherGuy

Con

I accept this debate and say good luck to my opponent.

Children should be allowed to have cell phones in school (I will assume he means from kindergarten to high school)

Reasons why:
Security
Children now have a direct link to parents and loved ones to provide safety for the kids.

Entertainment
At many times during the school day students have down-time (especially in high school), and applications on your cell phone can provide entertainment during these periods.

They also provide easy access to info.
Debate Round No. 1
i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

The children should not have to call home because responsible teachers should have phones that the kids can use. If the teacher allows it then you can play on your cell phone but how do the teachers now that you are not looking for answers for your homework and playing a violent video game. Or texting with one of there fellow classmates. and it is so easy to hide what game you are playing and half of the kids would not even be on task.
JustAnotherGuy

Con

Rebuttals
Responsible teachers should have phones
Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and not all teachers have cell phones and/or will not let the kids use them.

How do the teachers now that you are not looking for answers for your homework?
Some subjects (i.e. Math) you cannot look up answers to your homework, and violent video games have been shown to calm players down.

The kids would not even be on task.
If the teacher is allowing kids to play on their phones, you can't be off task.
Debate Round No. 2
i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

Rebuttals
Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and not all teachers have cell phones and/or will not let the kids use them.
one teacher in the school should have a phone. if not one teacher has phone then the office has a phone.

Some subjects (i.e. Math) you cannot look up answers to your homework
but you have a calculator right.
and what scientific studies say violent games do not calm people down. it is school were you are supposed to learn, they are learning how kill someone.
JustAnotherGuy

Con

Rebuttals
To your first statement: If everyone who needed to call someone used the office phone, would that not cause a lot of hassle? It is more convenient for both students and faculty for the students to call from their cell phone.

You don't always have a calculator on hand, but most phones have one programmed onto the phone. I have a link to a study in the comments. (500 characters, really?)

In conclusion it is more convenient for both students and faculty for cell phones to be allowed.
Debate Round No. 3
JustAnotherGuy

Con

Okay then.
Debate Round No. 4
i_know_all_and_i_will_win

Pro

i_know_all_and_i_will_win forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by JustAnotherGuy 3 years ago
JustAnotherGuy
Holy crap this 500 character limit. If you want a source for the violent video games rebuttal then here you go:
http://www.springer.com...
Posted by BittersweetRivalry 3 years ago
BittersweetRivalry
As a student I can wholeheartedly agree that the ideal use and actual use of phones in class do not match at all. However, students should be allowed to keep their phones on them for class and parental use. For example, many times in class my teacher has asked students to pull out their phones for use. Especially since the whole of the internet is at our fingertips, teachers like to utilize that buzzing, beeping mass of circuits that is usually with a student at all times, sometimes for things like dictionaries and thesauruses, and others for learning about a war that happened in let's say Italy. Also, if a parent needs to get a hold of their child more urgently than the office can realistically help (I know the office at my school sucks at getting messages out, anyway), then it is handy for the student to keep his or her phone on them at all times.
Posted by Zaradi 3 years ago
Zaradi
500 characters? Fo real?
Posted by JustAnotherGuy 3 years ago
JustAnotherGuy
Is first round for acceptance or arguments?
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Vote Placed by iamanatheistandthisiswhy 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession by Pro, as such Con must win the debate. Also giving Con conduct points, as Pro forfeited but should have at least posted something to finish the debate quickly so that Con did not have to wait.
Vote Placed by Defro 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The debate was quite equal. Pro loses by forfeit and because Pro made a few spelling grammar mistakes. Con lost points for not providing sources for his statement that violent video games calms students down. Con's rebuttals were weak, but Pro's counter-rebuttals were weaker, of course I understand it might be because of the character limit.