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Should Phones Be Allowed in School?

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Started: 1/22/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zachary9804

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Phones should definitely NOT be allowed in any school because all it does is bad. Phones only serve as a distraction in class and students will miss what the teacher is saying and when the class starts a worksheet or project, the student will have no idea what is going on. Students have the ability to call, text or play games during class under their desk so no one will see but when the teacher finds out, he or she will obviously have to reprimand the student, turning the direction to the student who was wasting his time.
Next, others say that it serves as an excellent learning resource but when students work on their phone all day, they will get major headaches and will have to leave school, missing out on the education.
So, some say that phones are needed in case of emergencies but you have to acknowledge that there are phones literally everywhere around the school. There is the phone in each class, the phones in the office, there are many walkie talkies around, there are the teachers' phone and in case of a mishap on the bus, there is always the bus radio.
RileyCarey

Pro

Good luck in this debate...
Phones should be allowed in school because...
In this world of terror it is very important that we keep safety at our hands. If a man comes into your school and you have your phone in your pocket, you could easily be able to call/text your parents and tell them you love them and you need help. They would do everything in their power to help you but only if they know your in danger. By the time that the school calls you parents it could be to late but because you have your phone in your hand you can help assure safety not only for your self but you friends as well. During the day they must be kept in you desk on silent or else the teacher could take you phone away.
Debate Round No. 1
Zachary9804

Con

I do realize that, but lets be real. What are the chances of that happening? About 1 in 6,958,192 chance and even if there is a mishap, there are MANY cameras around the school and who wouldn't notice anyone unexpectedly coming? People are CONSTANTLY coming in and out of the school and if someone does come, they would tell the school. Some schools have guards surrounding the perimeter and if not, there will be a few aides or other teachers around checking if everyone is okay. Some don't realize how safe the schools are. You have to remember, there are locks on every single door. If a person dares to infiltrate the school, there are many rooms, hallways and pods he/she must go through and unless you have a ghost school, there will obviously be people and cameras to alert others. Also, schools have safety procedures called a lock-down where teachers will lock the door, turn the lights off and hide or come out a route from the classroom.
RileyCarey

Pro

RileyCarey forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Zachary9804

Con

Let's talk about the in-class portion of phones at school. Phones are a BIG distraction in class so when the teacher is giving out the instructions, the student will not know what the teacher is talking about. Others say that it is a great learning resource but that is what my two classmates said when they brought their phones to class with them. They told the teacher they would be looking up learning websites but when they sat down, they hid their phone in their desk and one started texted away and the other played Temple Run. When the teacher gave them a worksheet about math which she just went over, the two students asked her to repeat instructions all over again and the teacher found out what they were actually doing. I am taking the debate to recent experiences so I'm not just taking this from nowhere. The teacher yelled at the students, distraction the rest of the class from what they were doing, so we never got anything done that day. The two students continued and after writing, they got gargantuan headaches from their phones and went home in the middle of the day so they missed the party and the test we had that day. One of the students told me that since he didn't even have Wi-Fi on his phone (Which is another reasons phones shouldn't be allowed; There's little or no Wi-Fi around), so he actually PAID for the Wi-Fi just to play on his phone. So, another reason phones shouldn't be allowed: It serves as a gigantic distraction in class.
RileyCarey

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Zachary9804

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RileyCarey

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Debate Round No. 4
Zachary9804

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RileyCarey

Pro

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