The Instigator
MisterCatlover
Pro (for)
The Contender
Diana14620
Con (against)

Phone use in school

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/1/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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MisterCatlover

Pro

I think we should be able to have our phones on our desks at school because if we need to contact home in an emergency we would be able to.
Diana14620

Con

I think we should be allowed to use phone in school as we might need to call our parent for an emergency. If in danger, your children can reach the authorities or a medical provider. Phones can be silenced during class or study periods, and active only in appropriate places. Cell phones create a convenience that was previously unavailable. With cell phones, you can easily reach your kids for any reason: to ask them questions, change plans, or to simply say hello. Most working people benefit from having their cell phones on them. They can access their email, call clients, check inventory, read the news, use software applications, and more. Students need to learn how to use their cell phones responsibly Administrators often take notes on their phones as part of teacher observations. Some teachers, coaches, and counsellors use their cell phones in school settings, too. It may not be permitted, but they are allowed to do so without the same consequences as students. Why shouldn"t students be able to do the same? Many phone apps offer visual representations of difficult-to-grasp subjects (like astronomy, science, or anatomy) that can assist visual learners and/or students who have dyslexia. Tablets offer the same services, but may provide a better user experience because of the size difference.
Debate Round No. 1
MisterCatlover

Pro

Phones need to be able to have out in class for important things only, therefore I am for phones being out on your desk when there isn"t a test going on because on a test with your phone out that can cause you to cheat.
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