The argument for having cell phones available seems to center around parents contacting their children in case of an emergency. That can be done through the school. With the prevalence of text messaging and the distraction ring tones can cause in an educational setting, there is no justifiable reason I can see to allow them in a classroom.
Mobile is just a thing which has its basic purpose but we humans made it as part of our daily life and today we are so addicted to it, we cant live without it even a minute. Students are misusing the latest gadget in the markets and throwing themselves into troubles
Not only are you distracted when using mobile phones in class, when it rings, buzzes, you are texted or anything else happens, you immediately grab you phone, and others notice too. And even if you are only playing games, even they attract attention, thus distracting it from the class topic. Lastly, if you havent paid attention and were writing an SMS and you teacher calls on you, you just look pathetic.
cell phones are a distraction in class and result in decreassed education for all. it is inconsiderate and it violates our rights to education
There are possible potential long-term health risks from using mobile phones. In May 2011, the World Health Organisation classified the radiation emitted by handsets as ‘possibly carcinogenic’. It has been widely accepted that the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones are absorbed into the body, ‘much of it by the head when the headset is held to the air’. Because children’s brains are still developing, any possible damage to them is even more worrying than for adults. It is true there is no total scientific proof about this, but it is better to play safe than take risks – the precautionary principle. Until science can prove mobile phones are completely safe for young people to use, they should not be allowed to have them. As Christopher Wild, who headed a study into the health risks of mobile use, instructed, ‘it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands-free devices or texting’. The damage, despite not being conclusive, is potentially serious enough to warrant caution and prevent children being unnecessarily exposed.
Although I would like to believe that all students would use them for educational purposes, the reality is that many students would use them for social networking, cheating, and other bad reasons. Students have survived for hundreds of years without cell phones, why do they need them now? This is why cell phones should be banned from schools.
Whether it is for your beneficial matters or not.
Since cell phones have become such a distraction in educational institutions, I do believe they should be banned, as they already are in many government buildings. In case of emergencies, students can always be contacted via the school's phone system, so there is no reason for cell phones to be present in a classroom.
Teachers are constantly telling their students to put away cell phones. As long as students carry cell phones they will be sending text messages to each other, disrupting not only the student sending or receiving the message, but all the students around that person who hear the tone or vibrations.
The only benefit is the benefit for the holder of the phone, it is a distraction to their ability to learn along with the classmates around them
I think cell phones are very distracting. Lets face it, if you're in class and able to have your cells phones would you honestly be paying attention? No, i sure wouldn't. And i know that nobody else would either. Were kids. Were irresponsible. Now i do think cellphones should be allowed in lockers in case of an emergency but that's the only case.
I do not necessarily think they should be banned but the use of them during classroom activities should be banned. They are a major disruption in the classroom and some people use them as a way to cheat during testing. I also feel that the ringers should be turned off during classroom activities and the phones should only be used for emergency situations. We did not have cell phones when I went to school and there was no problem, so I do not think there would be a problem if they were not in a classroom setting today.
I think cell phones and the people who use cell phones should be banned from all educational institutions. They are to preoccupied and obsessed with their stupid phone to learn anything anyway.
It would be reasonable if they were banned from being used while the teacher was teaching but banning them outright is just stupid, especially on the collegiate level...
I agree that cell phones should not be used during school, but they are needed after school. Students need to schedule rides for after school, as well as to deal with problems at home. The big problem is sports. Often students will forget about a game and have to be picked up at a different place or time etc. If a student is texting in class, they will pay for it personally through school punishment or, if it isn't caught, bad grades.
In my school we are allowed to have cellphones in the classroom as long they are turned off or on silent mode the teachers allow us to use our phones as educational devices like in math if we need a calculator we ask to use our phones or in any other subject we ask to search up information about the topic. Our teachers are constantly walking round checking on our work we couldn't get away with texting.
Without a cell phone students will be this?onnected when a tragdy occurs such as a family member being hurt and some high school students are apart of the working forces and do need to have contact with bosses. Also if cell phones are taken from students then they should also be taken from adults in the workforce so they won't be 'distracted' from their work.
Later in life when they grow up and have a job their boss isn't going to take away their phone if they use it and he's not going to tell them they can't use it either. The kids will be expected to know when to use it and when not to use it by banning cell phones and taking them away when they have them is not teaching them responsibility at all its teaching them to be sneaky and figure out more ways to use it without us knowing.
Can be helpful in emergencies as a sort of multitaking tool. Answers can be found easily to tricky questions but i agree with some arguements posted to ban any social networking sites so that students do not get distracted while studying and have the urge to send messages during important lectures and lessons.
They have uses outside of classes, and sometimes even in classes. There shouldn't be a blanket ban on them in every circumstance, as they have legitimate uses.
They can help the student out.
This days, there are many kinds of functions in cell phones. Among them, there is one function name dictionary. This function might help students find some difficult things more easily. For these reasons, I think we should let them bring cell phones in educational institutions.
As we can see, the society has been changing and deeply effected by the current technology. We see this as for future. Learning isn't just about reading textbooks or listening to the teacher scribbling on the whiteboard the whole day. Students should really expand their insights, to explore and find new stuff in a new way.
Reading, writing, listening, discussing is not all of education. The benefit of cell phones is it lets you connect to the internet, solving complicated mathematics problems, find a teacher in a personal way, find more information than what the textbook tells you. So yes, we could see a benefit in it. So that's why I don't agree with the motion.
For a test, no, google would be available. However during lunch, free period[s], etc., there is no reason not to.
A cell phone can provide students with valuable help during school hours. It has a calculator, a calendar, and note pad, folders, and if you buy the right one, it has Google. So yes, that's basically half the things a student needs in just one small device.
Cell phones are a tool of convenience. Having a cell phone now makes people reachable in almost any location and this makes individuals easier to contact. Ease of access is not the only benefit of cell phones today though, as cell phones offer features that have many other benefits. Cell phones have become an important part of society today, while schools think that cell phone usage should not occur in schools today, it is imperative that they acknowledge that cell phones are extremely important to the safety of our children in school. Several schools state that you could use the telephone in the main office to call home in an emergency. But how realistic is that? If there ever was a true emergency the phone in the main office would be surrounded by people trying to get in contact with their loved ones and chaos would be lurking. Having a cell phone enables them to contact loved ones with ease during an emergency. Computers at schools can malfunction and stop students from getting information. However, new technology on cell phones allows them to access the internet and enable them to complete research with ease. Cell phones have organizers which help students write down their homework and help them to keep organized.
First of all, any type of person in the 21st century probably carries a cellphone around with them anywhere they go. Students are no exceptions. How can it be a distraction? Just turn the sound off, put it on vibrate. Even if it makes a sound, taking two or five seconds out of a class won't be a big deal, trust me, happens all the time. So how do you expect to be able to take your phone to work, when your kid can't take their phone to school? Second of all, it's a safety thing. A child needs to contact their parents any time and anywhere, they got a cellphone! Easy. Third of all, the latest smart phones are the most wonderful things ever. They can surf the internet, they can type documents, they can print files. All useful things in school. Trust me, there is no way you're going to truly ever ban cellphones. Kids bring them in all the time. Cell phones are personal, people love the ability of listening to music, sending texts, and having access to any site. Oh, and it's the teacher's job to make sure the phones are not disrupting the class. So of course they're always going to be telling their students to put them away!
Students should be responsible for their actions...if they miss an important part of a lecture bcuz they were txting then they will pay for it... that doesnt mean that they should be ban
They are needed for some students because it makes them feel safer. It is unfair to take away cell phones because it is an electron device that can be used in a state of an emergency. They are not a distraction if there are strict consequences against using them, that would help teachers not have to tell them to put it away. Just having a cell phone with me during class makes me feel safer and some students may have to go to after school activities, and their parents would want to communicate with their children after school. For example, if I were to go to the mall with my friends right after school, I would need to carry my cell phone with me in order to have communications with my parents to make sure I am doing okay.