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Intrepid
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scienceNerd48
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Students Should be Allowed to Have Their Cell Phones at School

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Intrepid
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/13/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 714 times Debate No: 52350
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Intrepid

Pro

First round is for acceptance.

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scienceNerd48

Con

Students shouldn't be allowed to have their phones at school because it is a distraction. The cell phone is a device that if used at school can be distracting to the student and others. Students shouldn't take their phones out at school because it can hinder the learning process.
Debate Round No. 1
Intrepid

Pro


This is the argument from my former account xXCryptoXx. This argument was not plagiarized; for it is my own work being used on this account that I created.


Cell Phones Are Great For the Ease of Students


This is obviously going to be the biggest argument and it is quite simple.


It is common knowledge that people are busy. Allowing students to have cell phones with them allows them to schedule things and make important contact with extreme ease. For example if your parents thought they needed to pick you up at 3:00 P.M, but didn’t know you had to stay after school to finish a test; that could have been a problem easily solved if the student had had the ability to contact his parents in order to tell them he would have to stay after school a while. Its also not limited to the student, if the parent is running late or cannot pick their child up from school for any reason, or even if there is a family emergency they should be able to contact their child.


Cell phones allow a huge burden to be taken off parents and students, by allowing them to schedule things and contact others quickly and efficiently; something that could not be done without cell phones.


In the case of an emergency, such as medical problems, a school shooting, ect. students will be able to quickly and efficiently be able to contact authorities which allows some order to the chaos around them and can save lives while increasing the chance that the perpetrator is caught.


Gives Students Choice and Responsibility


By allowing students to possess phones during school, this gives them the opportunity to mature and learn responsibility. With the ability to possess cell phones, punishment for using cell phones during inappropriate times will be active. This gives students the choice to either use or not use their phones during inappropriate times. If they are caught and reprimanded then it gives them a chance to grow in maturity. Allowing cell phones forces students to be responsible with their phones, and learn from mistakes they make. This allows students to mature and grow in responsibility.


All The Benefits Without the Consequences


If it is found that students cannot be trusted to use their cell phones appropriately then school rules can be placed in order to deter cell phone use during class. For example, students may be forced to turn off their phones and place it on their desk during class. This takes away the problem of students playing on their phones or being distracted by their phones during class, while still providing the benefits of students being able to use their phones after school or in the case of an emergency.


scienceNerd48

Con

scienceNerd48 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
scienceNerd48

Con

Students shouldn't be allowed to have their phones at school because it is a distraction. The cell phone is a device that if used at school can be distracting to the student and others. Students shouldn't take their phones out at school because it can hinder the learning process.
Debate Round No. 3
Intrepid

Pro


It would appear that my opponent didn’t even read my arguments at all.


I already explained that if cell phone usage becomes a problem, the school can place rules restricting cell phone usage and punishing students when cell phones are used at inappropriate times which would deter cell phone distraction.


My opponent drops most of my arguments.


scienceNerd48

Con

scienceNerd48 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by clairey 2 years ago
clairey
The pro side is obviously the correct side, and the con side just copied and pasted what they said the first time. Con doesn't know what they're doing, and should learn how to have a debate
Posted by Intrepid 2 years ago
Intrepid
debate what point?
Posted by JamesChance 2 years ago
JamesChance
You going to debate your point in the other debate thread you started?
Posted by bhealey 2 years ago
bhealey
students are already allowed to take cell phones to school so do you mean should they be allowed to use them during class?
Posted by clairey 2 years ago
clairey
i would accept except for the fact that i agree with the pro for its so important!!!
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Vote Placed by Raymond_Reddington 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited.