Should students in elementary school be able to bring a phone to school?
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Going to your point that school bus rides on field trips is completely irrelevant. Making field trip rides more fun is a minuscule part of a more large problem of education. In school, we want our children to be more engaged, more interactive with others, not staring at a screen all day.
You are saying that Phones should be allowed in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? Middle school is debatable, but elementary school is a joke. I mean, if your in elementary school, your probaly 10 or younger. Most kids arnet responsible to have a phone total. Kis should use phones to study, but that is why it is allowed in most highschools, because kids are much more adult like. Even though it would be nice for kids to study with their own devices, most kids would just jer around and play games, look at porn (I'm not joking), or text friends. It would cause distraction and more ways for kids to not learn. Your arguement: "The computers that students use can be affectant because of the screen space" is stupid. I really don't understand that point at all. Other reasons not to bring a cell phone is (Especially not in elementary school):
The main point is, most people say "they can be used for educationally purposes". KEY WORD "CAN". They can be, but most students are not responsible enought at a young age to control themself. Your avoiding the bad things, saying only the things that kids CAN DO. The truth is, the mostly like WON'T, especially in lementary school. So stopping saying kids CAN, and start saying somethings that kids WILL DO. CONSISTENLY. You cannot say kids won't play games, or kids won't try to cheat.
PHONES IN SCHOOL ARE USEFUL FOR-
1.) Communication. Lets say another elementary school was under attack, and teachers couldn't communicate, students would be able to communicate with parents or an emergency line.
2.) Last minute emergencies. I find myself in this situation a lot, I need to get with a study group, I need someone to take me to soccer or choirs, I need to reach out to a friend or family member to take me.
3.) They save a lot of school money. When a student has a phone, the parents pay for it. The extra money, (Usually spent on chrome books or other computers) can be used to make the schools bigger, make education better, and afford schools for students with a disability.
4.) They are good for studding. This can encourage in-school learning, and with the apps downloaded in school, students can practice with them at home. For an example, your board at home, and all your other apps are "boring," they would immediately head for the educational app.
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