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countrygrrl
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Carter11
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should students be allowed to have cell phones in elemantry and high schools

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Carter11
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/24/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 520 times Debate No: 49790
Debate Rounds (3)
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countrygrrl

Pro

i think students should have phones in class because they need a way to mark a calendar or keep in touch with parents
Carter11

Con

I don't think students should be able to have cell phones at school because if you allow them then the students will get on them and might play their apps or text eachother i do agree with the thing you said about how they need a calender but it is to risky because their phones could get stolen and then the school might have to pay for it or the parents of the student whos phone got stolen could get the police involved if it was a very expensive phone
Debate Round No. 1
countrygrrl

Pro

right but then they can keep in touch with their parents like if they get hurt they can call their parents or text them to get to the same place they are if they got hurt.
Carter11

Con

Well if they were to get hurt the first thing the school would do, depending on how serious it was, would be to call an ambulance and the school would most likely call your parents after they called the ambulance this is why schools have phones so if anything happens then they can call people and places and also if you need to call your parents to tell them about something or they forgot to pick you up you can go down to the office and call
Debate Round No. 2
countrygrrl

Pro

true but what if the school office is closed then it would be a necessity to have your own cell phone.
Carter11

Con

But the thing is that would never happen because as long as the school is open then the office is open because the office is in the school
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by pickuptruck98 3 years ago
pickuptruck98
I just want to say that if the students have their cellphones in class then they could easily like you said text each other; but that is also another way to cheat during tests and quizzes.
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Vote Placed by donald.keller 3 years ago
donald.keller
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Reasons for voting decision: Con put forth an honest argument, to which Pro conceded ("right but then they can keep..." R2). Pro's argument was firmly rebutted, and I'm happy to finally see someone argue that the school has phones for that stuff.