Should all middle schools allow phone usage?
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You specifically said that the phone can be used to get answers online.
That practice fundamentally inhibits cognitive thinking skills which is the primary purpose of going to school.
the most important part of the curriculum is not the material, it is the practice of using the brain. Training to reach logical conclusions. Lack of logical conclusions in modern education systems comes from poor parenting, poor teaching, and negative behaviours form the children.
The behaviours account for something like 70-90% of inefficiency. easily provable.
2.) social effects
bullying. sexual promiscuousness. distractions.
You said people can choose to make mistakes: that is the same idea that people can choose to be politically corrupt, rapists or people who destroy the environment.
The fact is sexual promiscuousness leads to abuse, abandonment, street-prostitution and poverty, pre-mature families, broken homes, idiocy and lack of rational thinking.
Not everyone can afford a phone, and children using them would create social divisions in schools. It would be disgusting, and is proven to be dangerous.
... this is harder to pin point because You can be trained to think coherently surrounded by distraction.. but,
the reality is that being able to talk, cheat, game and surf would inevitably prevent - and this ahs been proven many times over in the past - it would inevitably prevent progress in a learning atmosphere.
Those are my key points.
I'll introduce more as it becomes necessary or relevant.
I advise you to not deny, ignore or belittle any of these points or you lose by default for not using reason. SO please, present arguments which are Soo wonderful they overshadow these flaws.
The fact of the matter is though. They are not functional research tools.
You stated that the most important part is the practice of using the brain, but how can the student practice the use of the brain if they don't understand the curriculum? Sure they can ask the teacher for help but who wants to be that one student who doesn't understand what the teacher is explaining? They use their mobile device or electronic device to perhaps get a better understanding of their subjects.
Yes, I believe people can have the all the freedom they want with their phones in school. Then you brought up politics and rape and people who destroy the government. This freedom applies to things like that too, there will still be some sort of CONSEQUENCE(S). That's why I want all drugs to be legalized in the U.S. Just because you won't get arrested to do meth or heroine for example, there are still consequences, one being harming your health. Mentioning again, it's your own choice to take actions like that.
You mentioned bullying, someone being sexually promiscuous , ( Just pin-pointing promiscuosness is not a word. )
Bullying over your mobile device or any electronic, A.K.A, cyber-bullying, is nowhere near as much as a problem as face to face or physical bullying, or at least it shouldn't be. I'd be glad to elaborate, cyber-bullying is done majority over some kind of social media or through text messaging. This is not much of problem if you are one of many victims. Instagram, Snap-chat, Twitter, Facebook, Etc. All have the " Block this person ", option for a reason. There you go, problem solved. Text messaging, if you feel you are being harassed, or feel uncomfortable talking to a person, ever heard of the option, " Block this number " ? Same thing applies to someone who is sexually promiscuous, and is harassing someone.
You listed distractions as a reason and an example which confused me. It would be nice if in your next response you elaborate what you mean by people being trained to think coherently surrounded by a distraction. However, even though this could be a distraction to some individuals, come on now, it's the 21st century, people use electronic devices for almost anything these days. Just take a look, 64% of American adults own some sort of smartphone in the year of 2015, nowadays you see 4th or 5th graders with Iphones, society today is, or at least should be used to electronics, smartphones, and/or any kind of mobile devices. So what distractions should American students have, as if they've never seen an electronic device in their life?
Its the child's own choice (what they do with their phones): if they bully/ cheat/ watch porn/ distract people/ gossip/ promote sexual promiscuousness (leading tot eh glorification of the abandonment and neglect and disrespect and exploitation of women), or any other unnecessary or Inappropriate use.
And their debate case is: To permit everyone use phones.
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