Phones should be allowed at school, during lunch.
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A Phone is a distraction, a distraction is time spent away from educating activities. It is as simple as that, but then you may ask: 'What about during lunch time'?. School is a place for children to learn and have fun doing it. Social networking on a phone in school is not educating, but is stopping the child from doing something else.
I would like to point out, that at every school I have visited, phones have been banned from use within school hours, especially during the lunch period, and idle time has been replaced by optional clubs children can choose to go to.
If a child is so bored during a lunchtime that they wish to do something, they can join one of these clubs. If they don't, they obviously are not that bored...
Over to you Aimee
Aimee forfeited this round.
My opponent has forfeited this round, thus prooving my point further. A phone is a distraction, ever wondered why we have so many road traffic accidents? The vast majority of them are caused by people on phones. How can you then expect a child, in school, to do well?
Thank you for the experience
Parents often have a saying, that is no news is good news. In terms of this from school, a child not contacting a parent means that they do not need to, if they do not need to, they must be fine. Trust me, there is nothing more hated by parents, than their child constantly texting them during school or anywhere from home, for that matter.
A club is not neccesarily educating a child. For example, they could be attending a school band, or going to football training. At my school, we got one hour for lunch break. Normally, I would take 15-20 minutes to eat my lunch, then I would go to the club I did that lunchtime: normally a music band or something similar. The thing to remember is that a club is not educating a child like a classroom does, bearing in mind that a lunch break is a break from the classroom learning environment, rather than learning as a whole. A club actually enriches a child in his or her favourite subject. For example, if Design was your thing, there is a club that you could go to and teachers would help you design.
Most phones nowadays have the ability to play music on them, but is that ok for the rest of us? Imagine walking around school and everywhere you go people are talking on their phones, blaring music out of them, playing games on them. A few problems with that.
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