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Should cellphones be allowed to be used in school?

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Started: 7/23/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jhbendeck

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I am against the use of cellphones, due to the fact that they can become a big distraction in the education of teens and adolescents with all the applications, games and other entertainment stuff that these devices contain.
xXCryptoXx

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Cell phones should be allowed to be used in school; however there should be restrictions on them.


All students should be able to bring their cell phones to school, and the teachers will simply take them in the morning and give them back at the end of the day.


During breaks and lunch students should be able to use their cell phones, then return them by the end of the time period.


Also, cell phones should be available for quick access (teacher having it in the classroom) for students to call home, in a case where they must have a parent or guardian do something for them.


My last point is that students should also be able to bring their cell phone to school so that in the case of an emergency, there will be access to multiple phones in any given classroom to call 911. This is also beneficial for kids bringing their phones with them on breaks so that if someone gets injured or something serious happens and an adult isn’t particularly nearby there can also be quick access to a phone to call for help.


Under these circumstances cell phones should be allowed in schools.


You must argue that student’s cell phones must strictly stay off school campus during school hours.



I await your response.


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by andrea.jlloe 3 years ago
andrea.jlloe
I believe cellphones should be allowed to be used in school since they can be an important tool in different cases. Students might need to call home in case of an emergency and without a phone in hand they wouldn't be able to. On the other hand, I also believe this could be a distraction but I don't think that teachers should handle the phones; all students should leave their devices on their lockers and they can use them during their free periods. Taking into account that every teenager nowadays always has a cellphone in hand, the electronic devices (in this case phones) could be used as tools to write down homework or assignments and this way students won't forget what they have to do.
Posted by susana.gaviriaruiz4 3 years ago
susana.gaviriaruiz4
i personaly think that cellphnes should be allowed to be used during school but in sertain times for example in reces i think cellphones wont do any damage to anyone, or during freetime. but i think that during class it chould not be allowed to be used because it could interfere with the children atention and it could present acase were the students could use their cellphones for a bad thing like cheating.
Posted by valentina_benavides 3 years ago
valentina_benavides
I strongly believe cellphones should be allowed to use them at school because students can communicate easily with their parents, friends etc... otherwise how would their parents know they are safe?
Yes, the students may be distracted with them while in class, but thats why rules are made, to fulfill them. Nowadays cellphones are NEEDED by adults and children, because the cellphones can be used for everything, you can research for information in class, you could present some presentations in it etc..
But in a part, the article is right, their could be cheating, but as I said before some rules would be established, for example, only using cellphones in lunch breaks and not DURING class.
Posted by JohaPuerta 3 years ago
JohaPuerta
In this article there are very good arguments,both against and in favor. I think that having a phone in school is good and bad.
lets start with, why is it bad? Is bad because, as the article said, it distracted you from school, sometimes you concentrate more waiting for a text than in class, so you don't pay full attention in class and your grades can lower. An also, as the article said, it can get stolen or lost, if we walked with it to every place maybe it can fall of our pockets, let it in a class room, or someone can take it away from us without us noticing.
And, why is it good? Well, if you need to consult something is easier to search on a phone, that has its own internet, than to a computer that is connected to wireless where most of the people is connected, if you need to make an important call, you simply use your phone, and finally, it is good to inform your parents if something is wrong, or maybe they need you, and with a phone is easy to reach you.

So I think is good to have a phone in school, but with restrictions like don't use it in class, have it in silence, and in exams turn it off.
Posted by IsabelRamirez 3 years ago
IsabelRamirez
Cellphones should be allowed in the school, becaue as you know the students are capable enough to take care of a cell on their own responsibility, i believe they mustn't use their cellphones during class, but they should use them in any activity from the class, or if they need to read. A cellphone does not disturb anyone unless is in class, but in free time they have the right to use them because they are not being annoying.
Posted by IsabellitaRamiB 3 years ago
IsabellitaRamiB
I think that cellphones should definitively be allowed in schoos.
I think students should be allowed to use cellphones freely during recess time as long as they are responsible because like this they are not distracted from the academical stuff. Besides, students could use their phones to call their parents, to play, to research something, etc. Nowadys cellphones are very usefull for both adults and kids, cellphones are part of the modern world. This is why they should be allowed in school.
Posted by juliyepesg 3 years ago
juliyepesg
i think cellphones should be allowed in schools but they have to be with some restrictions for example they only should be alowed in class when you need to do some research and it can be used outside of the class because if we use nit in class it wil cause so much distraction and maybe we will lower our grades and our concentration will be very bad because we eill be distracted on the pone
so that is why i think that cellphone use should be allowed but "restricted" in the school
Posted by mariantoniacalle 3 years ago
mariantoniacalle
I totally think cellphones should be allowed in schools, but only in free time because they can be distractive and they can interrupt lessons but having a phone is really important because you can be connect and in any case of emergency you can use it , also they are really useful , for example you can search information for school, and as you know a smartphone have the same qualities as a computer and is more practical to take everywhere an iphone than a huge computer .
Posted by mpowersr 3 years ago
mpowersr
I think cellphones should be allowed in school, because like the article says if your in trouble or need to contact someone you can with a phone, also because teenagers now in this generation are always talking with their friends so if they didn't have phone they couldn't do this.
also if your in school you can just turn off your phone or put in on mute that way it dose not distract other people in your class or even you.
Posted by susana 3 years ago
susana
I think they should be allowed to use in certain timings, for example, we should be allowed to use them in the morning, because you don't have to do anything related to your grades at the morning, also they should be allowed during recess, thinking that we are usually very relaxed when it comes to smartphones, so sometimes in recess after a frustrating class a cellphone is really useful. and also 3 to 430 cause you are staying on your own will so it not fair that you cant use it at this time, and also when we are doing a work in class, that we can use our cellphones for research
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