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should schools ban cell phones

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Started: 11/10/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Some kids need to text or contact parents for something important things like health and if they need to come get them. Some teachers feel more comfortable contacting their children on their own phone instead of the school phone. That's what I think, I hope that you agree thank you for reading.It gives students ways to communicate with their parents in emergencies and can help them with education e.g. if the school has limited technology or they need to take a photo of their homework. Also, phones can be used to listen to music which, if the teacher gives permission, is very good to concentrate with if the student wants it.


Students don't need phones in schools, they cause distractions to teachers and students alike. It doesn't even matter most schools don't even allow you to bring your cellphone on during class! my school has a policy saying "from when you enter the property to when you leave the property your phone MUST BE OFF AND IN YOUR LOCKER". Besides, if there is a true emergency the school is LEGALLY BOUND to call your parent/legal guardian, otherwise you'd have kids calling mum and dad to pick them up if they sneeze the wrong way. Also what if a child is communicating with another child via text to begin a school shooting? This may seem unlikely but this could happen. Cyperbullying is the most common bullying today "Cyber Bullying Statistics
25 per cent of teenagers report that they have experienced repeated bullying by their cell phone, or on the Internet.
52 per cent of young people report being cyber bullied.
11 per cent of adolescents and teens report that embarrassing or damaging photographs have been taken of them without their knowledge or consent.
Of the young people who reported cyber bullying incidents against them, a third reported that their bullies used online threats.
10 per cent of all middle school and high school students have been on the receiving end of hate terms.
55 per cent of all teens that use social media have witnessed outright bullying online.
95 per cent of teens that witnessed bullying on social media report that others, like them, have ignored the behaviour.
More than half of young people surveyed say that they never confide in their parents when cyber bullying happens to them.
Only one out of every six parents of adolescents and teens are even aware of the scope and intensity of cyber bullying today.
More than 80 per cent of teens regularly use cell phones; a common medium for cyber bullying.
About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying. Of them, almost 20 per cent experience cyber bullying regularly." this is going one under the covers of our schools and having cellphones at school can help feed the fire cellphones should NOT BE IN SCHOOLS. thank you
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