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SDixon69
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Should Student be allowed to be on phone during school

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/10/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SDixon69

Con

I vote no on students bringing cellphone's to school. They could cheat. They get distracted. They distract others from their work. They could text in class and the teachers might see so they might get their phone taken away! It is not worth taking your phone to school if you are just going to text in class and get your phone taken away!
bryce_mcfarland

Pro

Battle high school in Columbia gave every student to use in class and every one that I asked sead that there grades were bad but then there grades got better after they used the ipads.
Debate Round No. 1
SDixon69

Con

We should not have cell phones in school because if they are going off like someone is calling them they will be distracting, the students could cheat on test, plus students wouldn't pay attention in class because they will be too distracted texting others and playing games on their cell phones.
bryce_mcfarland

Pro

y do u care u are on your phone all day
Debate Round No. 2
SDixon69

Con

In our school, we used to confiscate any cell phones that were "seen" or "heard" and hold them for parent pick-up. We soon realized that a student might need that phone for an emergency or to contact a parent. The punishment (and potential consequences) didn't seem to fit the crime.
We decided this was not a battle to fight, and we "decriminalized" cell phones. Now, if a phone causes a disruption, we treat it as we would any other disruption. After all, to our students (and to us as well), the cell phone has become a virtual appendage"an essential communication tool, and not necessarily more disruptive than a student tapping a pencil.
Since we rethought our policy, havoc has not reigned. Our school structure has not collapsed, and the instructional process has not suffered. We now have more time to focus on what matters: teaching and learning.
bryce_mcfarland

Pro

you are always playing minecraft on your phone even after the teachers tell u to put it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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