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desttoyer
Con (against)
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Vapid_Darkness
Pro (for)

cell phones in school

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/3/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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desttoyer

Con

Even though there are many gains to giving a child a cell phone, there are just as many drawbacks. One big one is the prevalence of bullying. Technology can facilitate this behavior even more since the Internet enables users to comment anonymously and post messages that stay up "forever." Giving a kid a cell phone could be like giving them a loaded gun when it comes to being tormented"or even tormenting others"online.

Thirty-four percent of Niche high school and college students report having been through 5 or more cell phones in their lifetime, which means cell phones are being used at a very young age.
When a child is in school, his or her purpose there is to learn. Young people can be easily distracted from their studies - and having easy access to a mobile phone during class can make it easier for them to lose focus. If they become bored with the class material, it doesn't take much for them to take their cell phone to play some games or to check their newsfeed on Facebook or Twitter. How can you expect a child or teen to absorb the knowledge they need to learn if they're not even paying attention?
Obviously, kids won't be able to take out their cell phones and talk to one another in the classroom during an exam, but the concept of "passing notes" has stepped into the age of technology, thanks to text messaging. Texts can be sent quite discreetly while in the classroom. Taking it one step further, a student can excuse himself to go to the washroom, only to use that time to send text messages and leave voice mails.

It's also important to bear in mind that cell phones are advancing and improving faster than ever. Smartphones can surf the Web, providing high-tech ways for students to look for test answers online. Some models have advanced calculators, and depending on the software, may even be able to run custom applications that can contribute to academic dishonesty. The possibilities for cheating and copying are literally limitless when students have access to cell phones in class.
oung people can be very competitive, fighting for popularity among their peer group. This can manifest itself into stealing if a particular individual brings an especially expensive cell phone to school. The last thing you want to do is to tempt the would-be thieves by sending your child to school with a piece of equipment that make him or her a target. Lockers are more likely to be broken into, for example, if they know there is something of value in there.

Kids will be kids, so with hormones raging during their school days, there is a distinct possibility that some students may take pictures that they shouldn't be taking. Given that nearly every cell phone these days has a built-in digital camera, it becomes too easy to take a picture of someone without the person even noticing. These photos are also easily uploaded and shared over the Internet. Can you imagine the uproar if pictures were to arise of girls in the dressing room or boys in the locker room?
Many students use the internet or access social media sites without teacher or parent supervision. These students can be targeted by predators. Predators lurk in chat rooms, on social media sites and other websites that are of interest to students. With the use of smartphones and other devices, it can be hard to monitor a student's online activity.
Vapid_Darkness

Pro

I've done a bit of research on what you have said, and although your arguments are good ones, it looks like you have plagiarized. I have found everything you typed, word for word, on this article. http://cellphones.lovetoknow.com...
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Posted by desttoyer 1 year ago
desttoyer
im not dumb
Posted by What50 1 year ago
What50
Desttoyer you do realize you plagiarized. If I was a voter I that would be a immediate loss of conduct and arguments.
Posted by desttoyer 1 year ago
desttoyer
yup
Posted by What50 1 year ago
What50
Looks like pro already won.
Posted by desttoyer 1 year ago
desttoyer
:q
Posted by Vapid_Darkness 1 year ago
Vapid_Darkness
I will :p
Posted by desttoyer 1 year ago
desttoyer
take your time
Posted by desttoyer 1 year ago
desttoyer
fine
Posted by Vapid_Darkness 1 year ago
Vapid_Darkness
Would you chill. I have two days to make the argument. I just accepted this debate literally 20 mins ago.
Posted by desttoyer 1 year ago
desttoyer
post your argument
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