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  • Yeah, just put them away during class

    Its that simple. You can bring a cell phone to school as long as you keep it put away during class so that you dont distract others or use it to cheat, because its only during class when people have a problem with kids having cell phones. During lunch or in between classes, nobody is complaining about cell phone usage.

  • Yeah, sure.

    Cell phones could be used for academics*,such as math, reading, social studies, etc. Some people have, a dictionary or a thesaurus on their phone. The phone could also be used for emergencies. If a student needs to tell someone something very badly, they could text that person in class so that they wont have to yell across the room to deliver the message.

  • Mobiles for academics

    Students should be able to bring phones to classes. Bringing phones would provide easy access to a wide variety of educational and helpful applications, let pupils contact parents if they have forgotten an assignment or in an emergency, and would allow more money for schools as kids can use their camera phones for movie making, science, IT and many other subjects.
    There are so many apps out today for phones, including many educational ones that can assist in learning. Modern technology has advanced for educational purposes and is highly valued in today’s society. With mobiles in class rooms teachers would be able to encompass different styles of teaching and learning with specialty apps suited for the subject. Students will also be able to adapt to their preferred learning style letting them learn easily and swiftly. Therefore learning with phones in classrooms can benefit not only teachers but there students as well.
    We all know what to do in an emergency but what afterwards? In that time you would want to talk to your parents and keep them up to date. But what if you don’t have time to grab your phone, what if there is a fire? Or could not use another phone? Using mobiles in classrooms will allow students to have them on hand to take or use in other such emergencies. If not a parent’s peace of mind or a Child's, then what would be a better reason for phones in classes?
    With government cut backs on school funding our schools will be struggling with equipment costs, so what better way to allow our government funded schools to relax with money strains then to provide a solution, phones in classes. Mobiles in the class rooms would let schools relax as they would not need to provide cameras, P.A. Systems or student diaries. Students can use their own camera phones and can be sent texts over the wireless network, not to mention the amount of paper saved by using the phones calendars as student diaries. In the best interest of the schools and environmental resources phones are obviously the best solution.
    In conclusion mobiles are defiantly the best option. Schools will have more money to spend on more necessary equipment and students will have a better chance at education. Keeping parents up to date has never been more important so with pupils’ phones at school they can be easily contacted. Do you think family and education are important? Well Mobiles in schools is certainly the best way.

  • They Should Be Allowed

    While phones SHOULD be prohibited during class time, I see no reason for this also to apply to lunch period. Students aren't doing anything other than eating. It's their break from classes and thus they should be able to do what they want during that time, including the privilege of using their phones.

  • Students should be allowed to use cell phones in school.

    If Students were able to use cell phones during free periods I think they would have less of an urge to use them in their more important classes like science or math. Cell phones can only distract you when there is something to distract. During lunch or study hall, what is there to distract them from? There are no tests in lunch or study hall so what are they going to cheat on? Nothing. I think students should be able to use cell phones during free periods but they should be kept away during all other classes.

  • Why should phones be allowed

    I think cell phones should be allowed in class let alone school because what if there was and emergency and no one could reach a cellular device. The students could just text their parents saying "hey mom, the school is under a lock-down and I am fine just thought I would text u and tell you I love you just in-case something happens".

  • Cell phones in school

    They should be allowed in school because of a emergency, or our parents need to contact use because their was a emergency in our family. They would need to get a hold of us as soon a possible. They can be used for good things like studies and research work.

  • Yes it should, students can have apps to support their assignment.

    They can get dictionary apps to help them to support whatever the teacher assigned them. It'll be better for the students and also they can keep their phones with them in case of an emergency that might occur. But they cannot be a distraction towards the students. I believe that's why they should have them in school.

  • Yes to cell phones in schools!

    Cell phones in schools are a great help. If you don't know a word, you can look it up on your phone. If you don't have a calculator, you can use your phone. If a shooting or tornado or fire takes place, you can call 911 for help. These are my reasons for cell phones in schools.

  • We should be allowed.

    Why can't we use our phones when we see teachers use theirs all the time in class and outside of class? Why aren't we allowed to use them if the teachers are already breaking the rules in the first place? If teachers can use their phones, students should be allowed to as well.

  • Cell phones are a distraction, and they have no business being in schools.

    The United States is already lacking far behind in education. Anything that exacerbates that issue is not allowable. Cell phones are a known distraction, especially for children and young adults. If you cannot drive while on a cell phone, then they certainly have no place in schools. Leave them at home, or keep them turned off during school hours.

    Posted by: IgnorantCraig79
  • Of course not.

    I don't quite see why you would allow students to use phones in school. They're a distraction, don't benefit the students, don't benefit the teachers, and they have no place. Leave them in your locker.

  • Students shouldn't have cell phones

    I don't think any student should have the ability to be able to use cell phones in school because they can cause distractions. A couple ways cell phones may cause distractions is people can play games on the phone, watch videos, and make phone calls. Over 87% of people play games and watch videos during school hours.
    Other reasons people shouldn't be allowed to have cell phones in school is because people can text each other for answers on a quiz or on a test. 73% of students have been caught cheating on a test with a cell phone.
    Some more reasons I think people shouldn't have cell phones in school is because they can harass each other and cyber bully one another. A percentage of 53% of students bully one another with cell phone. Some students can decide can decide to make a call to their friends to call in a bomb. Only 15% percent of students have called in a bomb each year. Students may also make threats to other people by texting them or calling them. Rumors can be spread with cell phones by texting and calling someone.
    The final thing you can do with cell phones is invade peoples privacy by recording and taking pictures of what people are doing. Just 20% of students have been caught recording people and taking pictures of people in the bathroom.
    To sum it up, students shouldn't have cell phones in school because they cause distractions, you can cheat on a test, you can cyber bully one another, and you can invade one another's privacy.

  • No, as they cause distractions and more.

    From distractions to cheating, cell phones would cause many problems. Distractions in class would cause bad grades. Bad grades would cause failing and failing would cause dreadful results on the final test. The final test is the foundation of a house and failing would cause being held back. Being held back would involve repeating the grade or worse, summer school, and the more you're held back the more likely it is you'll drop out.
    A Cell phone could be used for texting or maybe cheating too. You don't need it for emergency purposes. You don't need it for "educational purposes", we have books, computers, and calculators for a reason. Overall it's just asking for problems already, so many have already been caught with them.

  • It distracts from the learning experience

    I mean Dang Guys! Our kids are already DUMB enough as is! The people who say Yes are the Problem!!! You're saying that your children shouldn't focus on Learning or Academics. They need you for the 8 hours they're at school, to be able to get ahold of them one on one instead of calling the office and being patched over to the teacher if YOU NEEDED to tell them something. What they Really do with their phones all day IN SCHOOL is text their friends and browse Facebook. What should happen is they put the phone in their Locker during classes or Leave it at Home. We need to refocus on Learning and kids don't learn with TOYS in their pockets!

  • No. What's the gain?

    Having cell phones in class means that the students will not pay attention to what is being taught, meaning that the test scores will go down, because the students will not have learned the information needed to understand and answer the questions correctly. Then, the students likely-hood to have the ability to go to college and become successful in the real world. Basic cause and effect.

  • Student use cell phone to bad things, also when the in class the not going to pay attention to their teacher.

    From distractions to cheating, cell phones would cause many problems. Distractions in class would cause bad grades. Bad grades would cause failing and failing would cause dreadful results on the final test. The final test is the foundation of a house and failing would cause being held back. Being held back would involve repeating the grade or worse, summer school, and the more you're held back the more likely it is you'll drop out.
    A Cell phone could be used for texting or maybe cheating too. You don't need it for emergency purposes. You don't need it for "educational purposes", we have books, computers, and calculators for a reason. Overall it's just asking for problems already, so many have already been caught with them

  • The school has phones

    The likelihood that most schools will experience a random gunman or an armed disgruntled student running amok is remote. The majority of schools will never experience this. Most students take their phones to school to use them during classtime (texting, internet, taking pics), not to keep them turned off but at the ready in the event of an emergency. A student's primary focus at school should be to learn. Kids are already distracted from education with superficial things like clothing, trends, cars, etc. Introducing another distraction like a phone is only exacerbating the problem. If you feel sick, forgot your assignment at home, need to remind your parents that you are staying late for practice, etc., that's what the office phones are for. Use them between classes or on your lunch break or ask to be excused to make an emergency call. In the event of an out-of-town or state field trip, that's the time that i would want my child to have his/her phone with them.

  • Easy way out

    We have entered an age where kids don't know what to do if they don't have an electronic at their side to entertain them. We are fooling ourselves if we say they need them to provide access to technology. That's nonsense. Ask any child/teen what they use their phone for and I guarantee you the answer will be to text their friends and to okay games. The answer will not be so they can research and learn. We are coming up with reasons to allow our kids to walk around with video games 24 hours a day and its ridiculous. The second they have a mi tue of down time they say they are bored and turn to the electronic. They can't sit and think for a minute. They aren't able to figure out a creative way to pass the time or even sit with their thoughts for a bit to strengthen their mins. Instead, they co stably rely on external stimuli and we are creating a society that frightens me as a result. In addition, once the cell phone is in the classroom, there is no way to control the texting, which is the same as passing notes back ad forth only much more difficult to catch. The amount of bullying that takes place through this method of communication has been proven over and over and I just can't understand why educators could possibly think that this coukd be a good idea.

  • Yes this is no from me

    No they shouldn't. I don't see how they can be allowed in school. If you think they just need to be silenced, ah heck yeah you're wrong. Do you really think students just leave their cell phone in pocket and pay attention? That's is just a total excuse. And fight? I could bet with you no student will call the police. If you're still in high school now, you can see that if there's a fight happening, the kids just laugh, take pictures, and video tape it.


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Anonymous says2013-03-05T15:07:15.097
WE SHOLD GET PHONES IN SCHOOL