Schools do not have a say on what students do in their free time on school property. Each student, within the bounds of reason, should be allowed to bring something to occupy themselves. Not only that, but many trading card games promote math skills, social skills, and can forge friendships with people who have the same interest. While schools should restrict the use of these cards during class, break and lunch are times meant to allow students to relax. If a school tried to remove this entertainment medium from school grounds, many students will not only be outraged, but their stress level will go up. Schools should NOT ban Card games in school. Thank you for reading, hope to hear back from you all soon.
schools have authority over students and students safety when the student's are at school. if the staff thinks that card playing poses a threat to the safety of students then they can ban it. and yes if a student is on school property any rules the school has created should and will apply to them, even if it on their "free time." and although yes it would be stupid of them to do so, it is still their call we are on their property.
A card game that helps to introduce students to number skills, such as Magic the Gathering, is not dangerous. In fact, it helps build social bridges and form strong friendships. Simply put, when a student tries to keep occupied during his or her free time, they should have the right to chose what to do, within reason of course.
students have to fallow the schools rules. when at school the rules apply even at free time while on campus. their free time is still school time. so if the school has a rule that says no card the students cannot play card. It is the schools right to make this rule. I will give you an example of a rule similar (although different.) wearing hats. wearing hats is banned in most schools across the country. in students free time on school campus they still cannot wear the hat. Why? Because it is still on school campus.
But think about how that would affect a students mindset. Many students are anti-authoritative enough, if a school won't even allow them to enjoy their down time, how can they focus when they need to work? I'm not saying you should go against a school's policy's, but people need something to take their minds off what they constantly have to do.
you miss judge the human brain. the human brain loves repetition and patterns. that is why people bite their nail's. the small pleasure the Brain sends out is enough for a person to repeat and repeat and repeat. this in other words is learning. students learn from a very very young age that school has rules. just applying another rule would not effect the students in the way you imagine it. and think of the multiple other activities that the students could be doing. taking away playing cards may just be enough to make a kid go out side. unless you, my opponent does not want kids to have exorcize. the brain is very creative and will always find something to do. no matter if playing cards are in the picture or not.