The Instigator
Aniruddha
Pro (for)
Losing
8 Points
The Contender
amey
Con (against)
Winning
13 Points

Should students be allowed to carry mobile phones to school?

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amey
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/6/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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Aniruddha

Pro

Students are not allowed to carry mobile phones to school. But why? A mobile phone can be used wisely according to the need in school. For example, a student is struck in a traffic jam while coming to school. This is not his fault that there is a jam that morning. So, if he had a mobile phone, he can simply call his teacher and tell his cause for coming late. By doing this, he can save any punishment for coming late.

And also, a mobile phone has many applications which can help a student to be more organised. So, students should be allowed to carry mobiles in schools.
amey

Con

Students should not be allowed to bring mobile phones to school because of the following reasons:


    • Many students tend to get distracted when the teacher is teaching.

    • Because of this mobile phone students can cheat and get answers from outside.

    • Because of their mobile phones other students cannot concentrate on the subejct that the teacher is teahing.

    • Mobile creates a very bad atmosphere in the class.



Debate Round No. 1
Aniruddha

Pro

The problem you stated can be solved easily. Mobile phones can be kept in silent mode during classes. And during examinations the mobile phones can be submitted to teacher. If phones are used wisely, they can be really helpful.
amey

Con

Children should not be allowed to bring mobile phones to school.


Firstly, mobile phones can affect the learning process in the classroom while the teachers are teaching in front. Childrens tend to get distract with all the entertainment applications inside their mobile phones such as music players, movies, games and sms, short for short messaging system. For example, while the teacher is explaining something important regarding to the class subject, students at the back are keep busying themselves with watching or listening to music songs in their mobile phones. When the teacher ask them a question, the students become quiet and ignore the teacher’s question because what is still playing inside their mind is the music. This is truly a waste of time of learning process in school and eventually the students will fail in their examination if they are not focused in class.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Sargon 1 year ago
Sargon
Con had the following objections to Pro: Many students tend to get distracted when the teacher is teaching--Because of this mobile phone students can cheat and get answers from outside.--Because of their mobile phones other students cannot concentrate on the subejct that the teacher is teaching.--Mobile creates a very bad atmosphere in the class. The only response from Pro was that students could keep their phones on silent to solve these issues. This only solves the problem of students distracting other students. That leaves three points unanswered by Pro. Granted, neither side was that great at making their point, but this fact forces me to vote for Con.
Posted by 1dustpelt 1 year ago
1dustpelt
Neither side was clear, and the debate could have elaborated on specific age groups of students. Con relied on a slippery slope argument about things that could POSSIBLY happen, and Pro stated that the phones could simply be put on silent during class or confiscated during tests. What won the arguments for Pro is that Con does not even ATTEMPT to refute Pro, while Pro attempted to refute Con, even though his refutation was not very detailed. Pro elaborated his argument in round 1, whereas Con simply stated them. Con waited until the last round to elaborate and argue, thus losing the conduct point. Pro used improper sentences. Con wins sources because Pro introduces an extremely important fact, "Students are not allowed to carry mobile phones to school." when in fact there are many schools in which students are permitted to. He does not verify that key fact.
Posted by sweetbreeze 1 year ago
sweetbreeze
Yes, a mobile phone is handy. You can call your parents after school and your parents can call you after school to tell where to meet them, etc.
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Vote Placed by Jegory 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: PRO have some quite weak arguments and failed to provide a feasible solution to the problems posed by CON. However, CON failed to respond to any of PRO's points. Overall, arguments go to CON.
Vote Placed by MrJosh 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: PRO gets spelling and grammar due to errors by CON, but CON gets arguments because PRO didn't refute all of his points.
Vote Placed by Sargon 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD in the comments.
Vote Placed by 1dustpelt 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: RFD in comments
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Reasons for voting decision: Honestly,this debate was not fair to con. Students are already allowed to bring hones to school. Most school policies states that students should not display electronic devices during school. What they do with the phone before and after school is of their choosing.