Cell phones can use for many purposes like educational things like projects, calculators, research, and even putting important notes or reminders when a homework or taking notes is due in that day. Cell phones can also use to call or text important people if you forgot some stuff at home, forgot your money and your lunch or snacks , or to let your parents know that you have an activity or tutorials after your school session that day. Cell phones are very useful to us. But, there are arguments against using cell phones during class hours. Cell phones, while they might seem like nothing but destruction and a safety hazard for school across the country are in actually quite the opposite (Mockingbird5,2009).
In schools students can use mobile phones as a social status. Students whose parents who can’t afford to buy them a latest mobile phone can be belittled and fell out of place because they simply don’t have the latest gadget. The students with the latest phones will want to pull them out at school showing their new toy off and possibly causing another student to be jealous and perhaps steal it. By not allowing mobile phones in school this can possibly take away this social status with the latest technology and help the other student who are less fortunate to fit in a bit
Not being distracted by your cell phones or other devices, keeps you concentrated. Some people may think that phones aren’t a big deal because teachers don’t even let them use it during classes; however students can be very sneaky and use it anyways to get no work done. 75% of the students in the United States of America are distracted by their phone even when the teacher does not allow the phones to be in use during school hours. Using their phones when they are not supposed too can cause them to fail their classes since they are not paying any attention to the school work. In conclusion the “shut down your screen” week will only benefit us very much.
In “Ban Cell Phones in Schools”, Joe Smith argues that students should not bring cellphones to schools, because students will be distracted and addiction both it in class and out of class, and it will cause students’ academic failure and parents’’ complains about teachers. Also, parents can contact with staff in school if there are emergencies. However, Smith’s argument is wrong, because school have attractive activities to participate, teachers and students can control the time playing with phones, and school staff cannot accompany with students anytime. First of all, school work is not as boring as what Smith said, there are many interesting and appealing activities both in class and out of class. Students will acquire knowledge and have fun in school without playing cellphone.
Whenever the phone gets a notification the kids would check and see what it was. They would become distracted at the task that they were doing and it would just take them longer to finish it. In a New York Times article, it states, “Smartphones can be addictive “distractions that detract from schoolwork while exposing children to issues like online bullies, child predators or sexting.” A lot of parents agree with this statement because cell phones distract kids in school and they can miss out on an important lesson that the teacher is going over. In Newsela Article it said, “Parents have concerns that cell phones could be a distraction in the classroom or a burden for teachers. Some also worry that allowing cell phones could intensify the gap between the haves and the have-nots.” This statement relates to the statement before except this time it talks about how parents are beginning to realize that cell phones are distracting their kids from learning.
The number of students with cell phones is rising and topics involving whether or not cell phones should be allowed in class is also. Although some believe cell phone are a complete disruption to the class learning, and teachers teaching, nevertheless there are many ways cell phone can be a huge advantage to students and teachers. Cell phones open up a whole new spectrum and an atmosphere of learning. Some people worry that if teachers start allowing students to use cell phones during class time that they would mistreat the responsibility, but if the school had their own wifi passcode they could block certain website such as social media that would cut down on the problem. This would allow them to monitor the students so they are only on websites that the teacher wanted them on and not messing around with social media.
Students should be allowed to carry phones in school because for safety, a useful tool, and an emergency. The first reason why phones should be allowed to be carried is for emergency purposes. If there's a fire, shooting, lockdown, bomb threat, you want to ensure your safety by calling 911 or even your parents. Most of the times these are just drills, but what if one day it is not. Also if your parents need to contact you.
More than 40% of teens are using their phones during school hours even though phone usage is prohibited. Of those teens, 43% are texting during class. Of those texting, a little under half of them are texting other students, in the same class, just a few feet away. Additionally, 66% of parents text their child while they are at school. Although schools impose consequences to discourage phones in school, they don 't always work, so the pattern just starts over again where teens are using phones during school hours.
What if a child decides not to work on the assignment and uses their phone inappropriately when they aren 't supposed to? That is a very solid argument, it is also one of the biggest reasons why we don’t allow smart phones in the classroom. Alanis Morissette says. “Isn’t it ironic. After years of struggle between teachers and Students and the use of these smart phones in school, new educational trends are actually encouraging the use of these devices” This is another way of stating, smart phones are already a part of the school system and they aren’t going anywhere.
Most of time children sneak phones because they might not know the answers to the work. In my opinion, I believe that students need to be allowed to have phones during school because some students lack common knowledge and if that specific student could download an online tutor, they could learn new ways to improve their lack of knowledge. So, phones can make a huge growth in children academic