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America1984
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Should students be allowed to use cell phones in school?

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Started: 10/29/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Adina

Pro

Today cell phones have a special place in people's lives, no one is introduce to a day without this miracle of technology, even the children, but some experts believe that cell phones should be forbidden in schools as well as in other public school officials.
America1984

Con

I do not think that students should be able to use cell phones in school, because they are a distraction and the cell phone takes away from real face to face interaction with piers it also can be used to cheat on test/quizzes. If you are currently going to school then I am sure there have been plenty of times when a cell phone rang during class causing an interruption and forcing the class to stop what they are doing and focus on were the noise is coming from. interruptions like this can be very distracting and can cause students to lose there focus on the subject which can cause students to not understand the material and get bad grades this especially applies to kids with ADD. because of the excessive use of cell phones people are becoming less social and are spending more time focused on there device rather then the world around them. not allowing cell phones in school would give kids a nice broke and a chance to experience the "real world".
Debate Round No. 1
Adina

Pro

Nobody deny the fact that cell phones distract children from learning . Beside the numerous weaknesses in cell phones, there are significant benefits for life . Firstly, always keep in touch with relatives . By this I mean that if something unexpected happens what the situation is , the child will always be in touch with their parents.Secondly , the cell phone provides unlimited possibilities for children even all the people in this world. With the help of this little gadget something that you need can be found for a small period of time.
America1984

Con

in the event of an emergency your family could in the absence of a cell phone notify the school, this is something they would have to do regardless in order to allow you to be dismissed from school. The school would inform you of what ever the problem and would do so without interrupting the class.

you can look up this information on a computer which most schools have access to, also you should not need to have to look anything up during class what you need to do is focus on the information the teacher is giving you. Also do you honestly think kids would use these devices in a constructive manner?
the answer is NO they would not
Debate Round No. 2
Adina

Pro

Adina forfeited this round.
America1984

Con

America1984 forfeited this round.
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