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" The Use Of Mobile Phone By Student In School Should Encourage"

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Started: 7/11/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Solomon7

Con

I am very happy to take part in this argument on the topic "
THE USE OF MOBILE PHONE IN SCHOOL BY STUDENTS SHOULD ENCOURAGED.I speak against the motion that mobile phone shouldn't be encourage in school by students.
A mobile phone is a wireless handheld device
that allows users to make calls and send text
messages, among other features .

To set the ball rolling,
I would like to note that I am not arguing
against faculty, teachers, or staff having or using
cellphones, if the need arises, nor against
students possessing cellphones in their lockers
for use after hours or in emergencies.
All key words are assumed to have their normal
meanings.
Cellphones distract students from the
lessons.
Given the the purpose of school is to educate
the students, anything that disrupts learning is
counterproductive.
Most cellphones are capable
of sending and receiving text messages; most
phones have games on them. Smartphones are
mini gaming consoles, with thousands of games
available to download. Most cellphones now
double as mp3 players, allowing students to
take their music into class with them and listen
through earbuds.
I hope that I don't have to establish the
widespread use of cellphones in class, sending
texts, playing games, looking up answers,
listening to music. It is common knowledge that
these practices are ubiquitous. The quality of
the education that these students are ignoring
is not the question here; the point is that by
engaging in these other activities the students
are missing out on their main opportunity to
gain a good education.
jacobstokes

Pro

I disagree as you would expect with me being pro. I agree with what you are saying that phones are counterproductive when it comes to learning however I believe there is a solution. The school could develop their own app to help students learn and study and even research. Points could be awarded to students virtually and these points could be spent on rewards such as sweets and other miscellaneous items. Music could be selected for students to listen to while doing their studies at home (obviously relaxing music). All that is required for the students would be their signature on a piece of paper which would include policies such as:
I you are caught on your phone when its not been instigated by teachers you will have it removed and spend the rest of the day in solitary.
You have to register your owning of your phone so the school can keep track of who has one and who does not.
You must hand your phone to the teacher at the start of the lesson and if they decide to use the app you will then be able to access it.
etc.
This app would be designed to motivate students to want to improve and learn.
Debate Round No. 1
Solomon7

Con

I agree with your opinion but bear in mind that every good thing has advantages and disadvantages .At this point I disconcord with you.
It brings about Dishonesty"The same technology that makes
cell phones distracting also makes cheating
much easier for students. They can take
pictures of tests, text questions and answers,
or even access notes and textbooks through
their cell phones. Cell phones are so small
these days, and students are so adept at
using them surreptitiously that detecting their
use is increasingly difficult.
Disrespect "The issues of cyber-bullying,
sexting, and other forms of serious misconduct
are increasingly common and easier to conceal
with cell phone technology. Cell phones in
the hands of problem students just make the
problems harder to discern and harder to
handle. Some argue that the teen angst
common in that age group is exacerbated with
cell phone use: everything from gossip to
sexuality becomes a bigger issue when cell
phones are involved.
jacobstokes

Pro

I understand what your saying completely. However in addition to the use of the app students would also be rigorously educated about the use of cell phones and cyberbullying and other things like sexting. My policy idea would include the option for teachers to confiscate students cell phones at any requested moment. Also other students could report other class members if they were cyberbullying or sexting and teachers could then issue a search of the pupils phone. However it would only consist of looking at their social media and nothing else on their phone so that its not a complete raid of their privacy. An agreement would also have to be reached with their parents as well. In addition phones would only be permitted in certain lessons throughout the week not all. Maybe 1 or 2. It would also be something of a reward for students as well.
Debate Round No. 2
Solomon7

Con

Solomon7 forfeited this round.
jacobstokes

Pro

Since you forfeited there's not much I can really do.
Debate Round No. 3
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