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Jerm17
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toamatt26
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cell phone use in school

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toamatt26
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/2/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jerm17

Pro

Should call phones be completely banned from school? Why? or Why not?
toamatt26

Con

I accept the challenge
Debate Round No. 1
Jerm17

Pro

Jerm17 forfeited this round.
toamatt26

Con

Although my opponent has not posted his or her argument, I shall post mine.

Cell phones should not be allowed in school for many reasons. I shall list each reason as a contention. Round 2 I will extend all arguments, and I hope my opponent will return.

1. Distraction
There are countless amount of teachers who would strongly vote against cell phones in schools. They would say so because of the big distraction that it has in the studying environment. How can someone learn while watching his or her friends new instgram post? Not only teachers, but the student who is using his or her phone repeatedly, could be a distraction for the whole class. Let's say your in a math class, and you have a test tomorrow. You really need to catch up on everything so you excel on the test. Your doing your math, but oh wait! a bright white screen comes up from someones desk! Lets see what he's looking at!
I dont' need to go on, but an obvious argument is that cellphones are a huge distraction for the school environment.

2. Addiction
This may seem funny to some people, but those who frequently check their Facebook pages and other peoples, can easily get addicted to using his or her phone. When someone, after every free moment they have, turns their phone on and off to see if he or she got a new text, a repetitive tick forms, and grows into an addiction. That addiction could make people focus less on important things such as the persons' studies and his or her future.

3. Writing Habits
Children who begin to use cell phones at an early age tend to have a less of an ability to write neatly. After texting, the student creates a habit of always typing instead of actually writing with a pen and paper, so the student will constantly be penalized for having bad hand writing.

4. Inequality and Profiling
This may seem new to some people, but cell phones are commonly used to tell what kind of person someone is. For one thing, cell phones can be expensive. People may profile those without cell phones, as people who are poor and can't afford them. Those who have expensive phones are profiled as rich. This can lead to conflicts which would ruin the school environment.

5. Health
People who use their phone commonly, tend to get sick more often because of radiation. Another thing, cyber bullying is increasing throughout the country. People are committing suicide because of cyber bullying. The problem with it is, people carry his or her phone with them everywhere. People are constantly getting mean texts, and they cant escape from it. Those who cant hide from their schools troubles will not have a good future.

As you can see, cell phone use in school should not be present. I await my opponents arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Jerm17

Pro

Jerm17 forfeited this round.
toamatt26

Con

This was some challenging debate, and I had some serious competition. But as I know it may be a hard decision, vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Yraelz 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Fohfeits!!!
Vote Placed by ndedo 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff, misspelled cell, and made no argument.