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Why cell phones should not be allowed in classrooms

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Started: 3/21/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ecastro

Pro

Cell phones should not be allowed in classrooms because they will cause distractions. Instead of listening to the teacher, students would be on their phones and playing games or they would be on social media. Students would be to distracted with their phones to do the work or to take notes for what ever class they are in. With phones out of classrooms we could limit the distraction in the classrooms.
7svntii

Con

Cell phones should be allowed on school campuses and classrooms as they can serve as a reliable source for an emergency at the moment. A cellphone can also be a reliable source for information or research on a topic or school assignment.
Debate Round No. 1
ecastro

Pro

Students can use the cellphones to cheat their way through the course they are taking. When students are taking test they can google answers or text their friends for the answers. They can also use them to answer a question instead of thinking like they are suppose to. Students can get in real trouble if they are caught cheating. Some students can be expelled or suspended from school and that can hurt the students in the long run.
7svntii

Con

When there is a research paper being worked on, a student can use his cellphone to look up research on the topic and find sources to cite. Another way cellphones are useful and helpful in classrooms is that if there were to be an emergency in the class like someone breaking in , someone getting hurt, or even the teacher dying a student could use his or her cellphone to call for help.
Debate Round No. 2
ecastro

Pro

With students using their cell phones in class when there is an emergency on campus they could get hurt. If students are not careful, the intruder can hear their cell phones if the volume is not turn down. With research projects, how would you know if they are actually researching the topic or if they are on their social media sites. Students can lie about what they do on their phones and they can make it look like they are using their phones for education processes.
7svntii

Con

Yes there is a possibility of the phone's being dangerous during an emergency as they could sound off during a break in but a solution for that is to have a rule in the class stating that when one enters the classroom their cellphones need to be turned to silent. With the research projects , yes students might goof off and go on their social media pages rather than researching for their assignment, but in the end they'd be the ones hurting their grade. It's on them to do the work or goof off.
Debate Round No. 3
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