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delany18
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Should cellphones be allowed in school?

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Started: 2/22/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dquezada4

Pro

kids should be allowed to have cellphines in school for the following reasons:
most kids use cellphones in school anyway, this just makes it open and known to teachers. this also makes things easier to regulate their students' conversations over text. cellphones would also allow parents to keep in contact with their children at all times, it is als0o more convieniant and faster to contact parents during such things as emergencies. it allows the children to be found easier when the child is in danger or possibly lost. students can even make afterschool arrangements without intturupting class or having to go to the office, which can be a long, difficult sequence. students can also use their phones to help them in class, such as the calculater or calender, to keep track of their assignments. students can use the camera on their phone for such things that require photos to keep track of progress, such as a science fair.
delany18

Con

well 73% kids use their cellphones to cheat on test. They also can harass each other and cyberbully. 53% cyberbully by cellphones. They can cause distractions, they text, and they listen to music. Student wont pay attetion and wont lear if they are on there cellphones. If parents need to contact their parents then they can call or go to the office.
Debate Round No. 1
dquezada4

Pro

kids are going to cyberbully regardless of whether they are allowed to in school or not. regardless of whether it s allowed or not, they still do it. allowing cellphones just makes it easier to monitor these kinds of things. this also goes for cheating and listening to music. If cellphones are allowed, these kinds of things can be monitored. your fighting a losing batt;le by saying that they shouldn't be allowed. callphones can be used to pull up information a lot faster than the computers that the school has had since like the 80's
delany18

Con

well kids abuse ther phone and do stupid thing. 20% of students take illegal pictures of them and it can go viral. Some kids even do drug deals. Cellphones contribute to making rumors and gossip worse. Texting in class in not a good idea. Most student do pay attention while they are on their phone. They arent learing from teachers if they are on their phone.
Debate Round No. 2
dquezada4

Pro

look you say at the end of your argument "Most student do pay attention while they are on their phone." this statement alone contradicts everything you just said. kids DO pay attention in class even if they text and if we do allow cells in school, the we can monitor everything they do, as i keep emphasizing throughout my entire argument. this makes sure that kids can't "make drug deals" or "take illegal photos". if teachers are aware of when students are using cellphones, then they can keep them from getting distracted.
delany18

Con

delany18 forfeited this round.
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