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EC12
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shelley_m
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Should students be allowed to use cellphones in school?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/29/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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EC12

Pro

Students should be allowed to use cell phones in school because they can become useful as an academic tool.
Having a cell phone could give students opportunities to use academic learning programs to help them study or practice material that they learning in the classroom.
-65% of students bring their cell phones to school despite having a no cell phone policy according to www.familyeducation.com. Students should be able to use their phones at the school since more than 50% of the students already have them at school.
- students could use cell phones for research for papers or as visual representations on subjects that are hard to grasp like anatomy, science, or astronomy.
shelley_m

Con

Students should not be allowed to use cell phones in school because they will prompt students to start cheating. According to a poll McAfee, an American global online security software company, more than 35% of teens admit to cheating with cell phones. This poll shows how cell phones make cheating on tests more probable. Students can easily hide their cell phones from teachers since they are small. Also, the internet is accessible through cell phones so students are able to look up answers for in class assignments and even tests. Students can even contact each other and share answers on tests. Therefore, cell phones should not be allowed as they can be used as cheating devices.

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