Nowadays mobiles are only the matter of status in colleges , people who are busy with some invisible people are only disturbing classes, if for some emergency students want to keep mobiles then they should keep mobiles with not many fancy apps n all, whats the need of so many apps in a place like college.
They should be banned because kids can feel left out if they do not own a phone or if they are not allowed to bring their phone. Kids can cheat on exams and nobody will notice. Also looking at small pictures or words for a long time can cause eye strain and children can become easily distracted.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
Whether it is for your beneficial matters or not.
Kids need to inform there parent and or guardian that they have safely arrived to school and where are currently located coming from school. Also kids could use the calender on there cell phone for good uses like putting the date that a project is do or for something simple like when homework is due.
Children also have their life and they should be given cell phone for their needs during danger . If an adult can use cell phone in college then students can also do the same. I am a student and I also want that it should not be banned in school
I believe that there are more advantages to a cellphone than disadvantages. Especially in a country like ours women need strong safety measures and the most important safety measure is a cellphone. Even our politicians are distracted in the parliament because of their phones and when they are allowed to use cell phones, why not students??!
There is nothing bad about the cell phones. What is bad is how it is used or what it is used for. We cannot kill men for impregnating many women and dumping them but teach them how to control themselves. Most manuals are on how to use the phone but not where it must be used. No age restriction is given when it is bought. All is done in good faith. As we have seen the dangers in the cell phone we need to think of way to control what is out there. We need to teach cell phone manners. Others answer cell phones in church, in meetings and even while driving do we ban them. We need to teach people how and where to use them with a penalty for the violation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.