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Should cellphones be allowed in schools?

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Started: 2/22/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 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.
brandon76

Con

I feel CELLPHONES should not be allowed in school, for one most kids are very immature and wouldnt be able to handle the responsiblilty of having their cellphones at hand. they would most likely be sharing answers with other students or talking about things completely irrelevant to school. also they would be a big distraction while learning, kids already have a hard time concentrating. if they allowed them to be in school there would have to be many regulations, not so far as checking phones but possibly taking them away for worksheets and tests, and if they want to cheat they would have to do it the old fashioned way.
Debate Round No. 1
dquezada4

Pro

ok look. 78% of all teens have a cellphone and 48% of all teens can text with their eyes closed. trying to stop a teen from a cellphone is like taking a steak from a tiger and expecting him not to maul you. more than three fourths of all parents allow their children to bring cellphones to keep in contact, even during school hours. you say kids are too immature but if we allow cellphones, then its easier to monitor not only when they converse with other students, but what they're saying as well. cellphones won't distract kids from their work, if anything it'll help them keep track of what they have to do and fimnd the information they need to do their work right and effectively as well as efficiently.
brandon76

Con

my mistake i forgot to mention i wasnt talking about every student when i said immature, some kids are responsible enough to handle it but even so the amount of immature kids outweighs the rest by a big amount. If they looked in some kids cell phone and saw something private, the school can get in trouble for invading privacy there are strict laws on privacy that the school must abide by.
Debate Round No. 2
dquezada4

Pro

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brandon76

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