When you are in a student in school there is no reason to have your phone on or even with you. Students are supposed to be in school to learn and by allowing them to have their phone you are providing a distraction to the lesson. If students absolutely need to make a call arrangements can be made to make a call in the office or from the teachers room so cell phones are completely useless and un needed
If the parents need to talk to the students, they can call the main office. Students would use the emergency as a scapegoat to have the cell phone. This is a problem because parents would be calling students phones in the middle of class distracting them. If they could call the office they would have a reassurance and students will not be distracted.
Cell phones go off anytime during the class period and there are times where we could accidentally call someone, and not just only that but also students could cheat on a test by looking for information on the Internet. Also, they get distracted on their cell phones by being socially active by texting, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc...
As bad as you may think cellphones are at schools, they are not! Cellphones can be very usefull if used for the right purposes. Of course, students would have to have the self-discipline to not use them for bad purposes, like playing games or going on facebook or something else. But they could be useful if students used them for the right purposes, like using planners, or making reminders, or using the calculator. (if allowed!) Which is why I think, that cellphones should NOT be banned in schools.
im doing a project in school where i have to write a spech on why not to have cell phones in school and i believe that they are misused and are often stolen. this is not the child's fault but i believe that parents should not let their kids have phones. in case of emergency they can call from the main office
It's not the Cell Phone that is the main problem. It's the feeling of power that the phone gives them. Yes, cell phones are an important part to our society, but with teens, the misuse of this power is shocking. Just because of a cell phone, they think that ignoring their education, staring at LCD screen for too long and posting anything they want is fine. I'm not saying ban cell phones because their bad, but until teen stop abusing the power that cell phones give them they should be kept at far distance from any school.
Cell phones should be banned in school so teachers (whose job is hard enough already) do not have to compete with a phone to gain a student's attention. For those students who need phones to contact a parent after regular school hours, have a stipulation that all phones must be turned off during class and regular school time periods.
I'm a student and i love cellphones but there's a certain place where you can use them and that's not in class. if you need to call your "mom" (or so the excuse goes) use the office phone. if you need to talk to someone, talk to there face not through text or email or at least talk to them voice to voice BUT NOT IN SCHOOL!!!!! Use your time not the teachers time i mean she takes time out of her schedule to teach you. so why cant you take time out of your day to text or call someone and again...NOT IN SCHOOL!!!!! its not that hard to to wait until you get home to text, if so there is a cellphones anonymous (just kidding, but if there was that place would be packed) i hope you some if not all of the people on the NO side learned that cell phones can be used at home and that they don't give you security they give you a dilemma so ask your self would my grandma do this would my mom take it to school??? if you said yes your WRONG because they didn't have cell phones back then and they did fine didn't they they didn't have to text in class they waited til they got home to talk to their parents, so you can do the same!!!!!!!!!!!
They should because children could cheat on cell phones. Plus, cell phones cause a huge distraction in school. It is a status symbol for teenagers to make themselves look cool. They cause a lot of bullying too. Students use them to cheat, send inappropriate content, play games or set up drug deals. Instead of improving their grammar, they will just use spell check.
Cell phones can be distracting in classes and you might get in trouble with the teachers and it might cause bad habits like text ting or talking on your cell phone in class or maybe when you get older you might be driving while driving and that's bad and if you do use your phone in school you might get your phone taken away for a whole day or a long time.
Everyone focuses on the negative of having a cell phone in school. "you're just going to cheat." "you can wait until you see that person, and talk to them face-to-face." "you're wasting our time using your phones in class." First off, 99% of high school kids have cell phones now. How can we not have them on us at all times? If we forget something at home, we can text our parents. If we need to ask a friend something, we can text them. Also, most cell phones have internet, so that can be a very helpful resource during class; not necessarily during a test, but other times. On a more serious note, think back to the shooting at columbine high school. The first call made to the police and the news stations were made using a cell phone. If those students didn't have their cell phones on them, there could possibly have been more fatalities. And lastly, some of you that are all for banning cell phones in school because we "won't focus on the lesson" or "they're a major distraction", might want to check your spelling and grammar before you deliver your argument. You look a little ignorant, and won't be taken seriously.
im a student, and i have never once used my phone to cheat on a test. yall are stereotyping us for no reason. i only use my phone if the conversation is like of importance and meaning to me-also in case of an emergency-like last week i found out my grandma went to the hospital becuase she had heart proplems and passed out....id rather find out in school then wait till after becuase she could have died..... or what if i forgot my big 100 point project at home? due next hour....hmm my dads already home why not text him and have him drop it off...its not as much of a distraction as everyone makes it out to be.
Teachers now a days don't even teach anyway there too busy trying to get you suspended, write you up or take a cell phone. What happened to actually caring about the students. Focus on what's important and by the way i was a straight A student throughout highschool and i used my cell phone all day/everyday. It doesnt mean that you will fail or anything it means the teacher needs to TEACH better or make something interesting otherwise i wouldnt have to turn to technology! I swear soon or later we aren't going to even need techers we'll have professors teaching on a computer the class.lol
Teachers nowadays don't even teach anyway. They're too busy trying to get you suspended, write you up or take a cell phone. What happened to actually caring about the students? Focus on what's important. By the way, I was a straight-A student throughout high school and I used my cell phone all day/everyday. It doesn't mean that you will fail or anything. It means the teacher needs to TEACH better or make something interesting, otherwise I wouldn't have to turn to technology! I swear, sooner or later we aren't going to even need teachers. We'll have professors teaching the class on a computer.
Cell phones aren't a big deal.
Cell phones can be used as a resource. For research, a dictionary, thesaurus, calculator, etc. Yes, there is Facebook that you can access but there are so many useful things that you can use. It may be rude to "text" while a teacher is talking but it is less rude than asking to step outside of class to make a emergency phone call. I don't think they should be banned.
No, because if there is a break in or any other emergency, how is a parent supposed to to come pick up their child for safety? Also, if a child is having a great day, it could be ruined because students don't have the technology they need to study. They could use their own technology if their isn't enough technology, why shouldn't students be able to use their own?
I am a student who belives cell phones are essensial and you can use it for dictionarys, calculators, theasures etc...
so thay should not be banned within schools hours. What happens if you forget your dctionary you can use a phone if you forget or calculator you can use your phone and if you forget some thing you can use your phone no matter what you can use your anywhere.
would have to have the self-discipline to not use them for bad purposes, like playing games or going on facebook or something else. But they could be useful if students used them for the right purposes, like using planners, or making reminders, or using the calculator. (if allowed!) Which is why I think, that cellphones should NOT be banned in schools.
I say cell phones should be allowed in school, because we can go on the Internet with out having to get up and go to a computer. Also we can search up anything we want and when the bell rings we don't have to stay in class to work on a project on a computer.
On the one hand, it is good that children are easily able to contact their parents, which results in parents feeling like they are releasing their children into a safer environment. However, other people say that phones can become a distraction if used inside the classroom. According to research, in 2000 only 12% of students admitted cheating in tests. Since the more common usage of mobiles in the last 5 years, this has risen to a staggering 73%!
In contrast, other research shows children without access to mobile phones do not necessarily do worse in tests.
Similarly, mobile phones have also been linked to life-saving incidents in school. In 2007 a serious incident occurred on a school field. A child was badly injured and it would have taken minutes to get back to the school to make a call. However due to one of the students having a mobile phone, the head-teacher was called immediately and the emergency services had been contacted within seconds. Therefore, in some cases, having mobile phones could actually save lives.
Many parents give children mobile phones to keep them safe when walking to school. As a consequence, however, there have been many accidents involving children and cars whilst the youths are listening to loud music on their phones. 41% of children between the ages of 9-16, have been in incidents involving cars whilst listening to music on headphones. 24% of these accidents have resulted in deaths, ruining the lives of the families as well as the drivers.
Therefore mobile phones have their advantages and disadvantages. We have decided as a class, that overall we feel the benefits outweigh the downfalls. We will be continuing to allow mobile phones in our school - with the understanding they should not be used in the classroom without teachers' consent.
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I think they should be allowed just in case of emergencies. Teachers could take their cell phones away for tests. Then, after they are done they could play on their cell phones so they have something to keep them satisfied while the other students finish. If students get reported for cyber-bullying, then they could take that cell phone away until the end of the year.