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Should we use cell phones in school

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Started: 2/26/2012 Category: Technology
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pantherman98

Con

I think we should not be able to use cell phones in school because you will just message people and not do your work and get bad marks
mitman669

Pro

cell phones should be used in schools because instead of having computer you have mini one in your hands and the apps could help you with a subject. There was a study last year that showed that kids with a cell phone in class did alot better on the same test than the kids without their cell phones , this proves that cell phones help kids
Debate Round No. 1
pantherman98

Con

There are possible long-term health risks from using mobile phones. Some research suggests that the radio waves from mobile phones may harm people's brains. Because children's brains are still developing, any possible damage to them is even more worrying than for adults. It is true there is no total scientific proof about this, but it is better to play safe than take risks – the precautionary principle. Until science can prove mobile phones are completely safe for young people to use, they should not be allowed to have them.
mitman669

Pro

you have a cell phone yourself and I don't see you having a seizure every time you check a text or text someone a smiley face geez Antonio .....NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT PHONES ARE HARMFUL

thanks for using your imagination

Mitch
Debate Round No. 2
pantherman98

Con

Mobile phones make children less safe. Firstly they are carrying an expensive fashion item that makes them a target for criminals. Millions of people are robbed of cell phones every year, sometimes with violence. Secondly, many children spend so much time talking on the phone or texting that they are less aware of what is going on around them. Each year young people get run over crossing the street because their attention was on their phone conversation, not the traffic.
mitman669

Pro

anotonio please stay on topic we are talking about school not outside cell phones are great for school as long as you dont get so distracted that you Are not even listening but in every other aspect it is a great thing to do it helps you alot
Debate Round No. 3
pantherman98

Con

Mobile phones are inappropriate in schools. They take students' attention away from their lessons and undermine discipline. Rules about having them turned off in lessons are impossible to enforce – students just put them in silent mode and secretly text or play games in the back of the class. There have been many cases of students using mobiles to cheat in tests, and some of students recording embarrassing footage of their teachers to post on the internet. Schools are for learning and anything which gets in the way of that should be banned.
mitman669

Pro

mitman669 forfeited this round.
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