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luciep_2001
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Should Schools Allow Phones In The Class

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Started: 11/9/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 2 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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b0rn_c0nfused529

Con

Having phones in school can provide a distraction yes, But what is a fire was to occur and the adult could not contact a fire station. " On april 20th 1999, 2 teenagers walk into columbine High school carrying sub- machine guns and homemade bombs intending to do some damage, 13 innocent students were murdered and many more would have been if it weren't for some students and their phones. 1 student hiding for his life called 911 and described the location of the school, And what the murderers looked like. If it wasn't for him and many other, More people would be dead. "
luciep_2001

Pro

While I do see our stand on this matter, I do feel the need to point out that many schools have resource officers that can contact emergency help if a crisis were to occur. Students should not have the pressure put on them to be responsible for a hundred lives in a school. That is why there are adults present in schools. Students should focus on school. Also, If schools allowed students to have access to their phones, That opens up the door to many distractions.
Debate Round No. 1
b0rn_c0nfused529

Con

While it is true there are many distractions, And they can get in trouble. But if it was not possible that an adult was able to reach 911? It can also teach students about responsibility and trust. It can also prepare them for the real world because in the real world you will need your phone. Also many phone apps offer visual representations of difficult-to-grasp subjects (like astronomy, Science, Or anatomy) Tablets offer the same services, But may provide a better user experience because of the size difference. Administrators often take notes on their phones as part of teacher observations. Some teachers, Coaches, And counselors 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?
luciep_2001

Pro

I understand your view on this. Many schools offer computers for their students nowadays so the education portion is not usually a huge issue. Also, Schools usually let students carry their phones on them, But require for the phones to be turned off in class but they will usually let the students use their phones in emergency situations. As far as teachers using their phones in school settings and not getting in trouble for it, I agree that it is not fair. But look at it this way. . . . Teachers are usually communicating with other teachers about curricular matters. So while students think that teachers are using their phones for recreational uses, They may very well be trying to communicate with other teachers.
Debate Round No. 2
b0rn_c0nfused529

Con

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luciep_2001

Pro

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