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Jason342
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PeriodicPatriot
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should phones be aloud in schools

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Jason342
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/22/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jason342

Pro

Phones should be aloud in schools because. This generation has been brought up on technology so why take them away while we are in school it makes no since to me. They are not distractions they only distract those that let them. I am a student with a 3.0 Gpa and i use my phone all the time in class ,
PeriodicPatriot

Con

Whoops. Accidentally clicked on the accept button
Debate Round No. 1
Jason342

Pro

Well that is a very vaild reason to my argument lol i have no comeback material.
PeriodicPatriot

Con

Ok, I'm just going to argue for the sake of time.

Students often forget to turn off their phones in class, and ringing noises or text-message alerts disrupt learning.Even if set to silent, cell phones can still cause distraction, since text messaging has become a high-tech method of passing notes in school.In the event of a widespread crisis, rampant cell phone use can overload communication systems and render them inoperable.Student cell phone networks add to the spread of rumors and misinformation, which can be harmful during a widespread crisis.Mobile phones with a connection to the Internet (therefore, Facebook and Twitter) can be even more of a distraction and can be used for cyberbullying. Phones can be used as cheating devices during exams.The long-term physical effects of cell phone use are still undetermined.

Debate Round No. 2
Jason342

Pro

students are going to use their phones no matter what. So why cut down on the constant disciplining and wasting time and, just let them be used they can be used a dictionary's, to take notes, and to keep a student organized. As for them being distractions I agree but, with a teacher monitoring than be a very useful to in a students education.
PeriodicPatriot

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PeriodicPatriot 3 years ago
PeriodicPatriot
@kaufmanj1973

Wow, minds do think alike, do they?
Posted by kaufmanj1973 3 years ago
kaufmanj1973
Many movie theatres have installed devices which block cell phone signals (transmitting and receiving). There's no reason why schools cannot do the same. If it's an emergency, then the parents (who should be the ONLY people trying to contact a child during school hours) can call the school office itself.
Posted by Jason342 3 years ago
Jason342
my classes are online so your argument is invalid
Posted by kaufmanj1973 3 years ago
kaufmanj1973
The very first post itself reveals why phones should NOT be "aloud" in schools! Obviously, this person is using their phone in class when they should have put it away and started listening, or they would have known that they used the wrong word. Should have read "allowed."
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Reasons for voting decision: Few arguments from Pro.