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MASchicken
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zephandebates
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Should teachers be able to take students cell phones?

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Started: 12/21/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Debating Period
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MASchicken

Pro

Yes, Teachers should be able to take cell phones from students as long as they do not go searching through the phone and/or keeping it forever. Also, phones can distract other kids.
zephandebates

Con

As a highschool student, teachers should not be allowed to take student's phones away. After 15-18 years of being alive, students have learned to be responsible with their mobile devices.

Phones can be used as an asset. Accessing the dictionary, a calculator, and resources are essential in a student's learning. By taking away cell phones, teachers are disallowing a whole new dimension to learning.

Cell phones can help engage students in education by using classroom friendly websites which can enhance the classroom with interaction.

So no, cell phones should not be taken away in the classroom.
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