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STALIN
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Should cellphones be allowed in school?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/12/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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DebateroftheNation

Pro

Should cellphones be allowed in school, all times? Why? Or why not? I would love to see your reasons! I am not against or going with cellphones in school, this is just a school project. Thanks a lot! Good luck!
STALIN

Con

Cellphones[1] should not be allowed in school. This is because:

Cellphones distract students.

Cellphones result in bad grades.

Kids text in class.

People with cellphones are much more likely to get bad grades.

Cellphones are not good at all because they are too distractive

Pro provided no arguments so I can say nothing more.


Sources:
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
Debate Round No. 1
DebateroftheNation

Pro

There can be policies about the cell phones, including blocking the apps or the internet of any unnecessary websites, and have more room for educational apps. I believe with the proper start-up and warnings along with consequences when having the cell phone it would make a easier technological school.
STALIN

Con

"There can be policies about the cell phones, including blocking the apps or the internet of any unnecessary websites..."

Kids can always find ways around these policies. Its much easier just to take away cell phones altogether.

"and have more room for educational apps."

The only problem with this is that kids won't use educational apps. At this age, kids are into porn and video games, not education.

"I believe with the proper start-up and warnings along with consequences when having the cell phone it would make a easier technological school."

These are just empty words. Pro provide no sources to support this argument. Also, Con does not talk about how this is true.

Conclusion:
I have proved that cellphones are bad for the learning of children. Therefor, Children must be made to work, not to do bad stuff on cellphones. Cellphones are not good for education. Give a child a book instead of a cellphone and he can actually learn something.


Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Ayokeke 2 years ago
Ayokeke
i think cellphones should be allowed in school only for homework help and projects like that.
Posted by ironmaiden 2 years ago
ironmaiden
Well I'm a high school student and I have a cell phone. I see kids text and take "selfies" in class all the time, but I have nothing to do with that. I'm also not into porn, I think it's very weird and....well, weird. (I also wouldn't be stupid enough to watch in class). I don't have a smart phone, so I can't play on any apps and games anyways. Even if I had a smart phone, I wouldn't mess around with it. If they banned phones in school I would still bring my phone, whether I'd just leave it in my pocket like usual or just stuff it into my backpack. It's important to be able to communicate with my parents, my brother, my buddies. That's what I use my cell phone for, what it's actually supposed to be used for. I don't care if other people screw off with their phones, I'm not them. There's no reason I should be punished for their wrong doings.

Banning things simply does not work. It would be real easy to get away with bringing your phone. What are they going to do, search you? That would be extremely ghetto.
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Vote Placed by KingDebater 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con had a point with the distraction and the fact that they won't use educational apps.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro didn't refute. Con did.
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Reasons for voting decision: with no refutation of the arguments presented by con, I am led to believe that all of con's arguments are convincing, and his sources are reliable.
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Reasons for voting decision: Neither side quoted legitimate sources. Con's source was the dictionary. Pro's arguments were well-reasoned. Though (s)he didn't have a chance to respond to her/his opponents, Pro's alternative of software that blocks programs effectively solves for all the problems that con gave, and therefore means that there is no reason why they shouldn't be allowed. In reading the round, I think that Pro seemed to misunderstand: the inappropriate apps would be blocked by the schools. Arguments to Pro. Con, please no huge font and citations that don't make sense.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con gave supporting reasons why cell phones shouldnt be allowed in school.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con attempted to shoot down Pro's propositions without citing legitimate sources, so arguments go to Pro. Con used the only source; sources to Con.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con showed that policies won't enforce cellphones to be effectively taken up or removed. Good job to both debaters.