Should Cellphones Be Allowed In Schools

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Cellphones have been around since April 3 1973. The first cellphone call was made 40 years, by Motorola employee Martin Cooper in midtown Manhattan. Over the years cellphones have evolved and have proven to be a benefit in our everyday lives. The ability to keep in contact with family, business acquaintances, and access to email are only a few of the reasons for the increasing importance of cell phones. Today 's technically advanced cellphones are capable of not only receiving and placing phone calls, but taking pictures, storing data, and can even be used as an alarm for you wake up on time, just to name a few of the available options. The debate whether to allow cellphones in the classroom has been extensively argued. While this technology gadget is a great tool for learning, the interference to the learning environs isn’t worth it. Cellphones should not be allowed in the classroom, because of temptation of makings calls and sending texts at inappropriate times, cheating during exams also because in general it is a distraction to the students and teachers with all the social media, camera, video…show more content…
Various schools have set rules in place concerning cellphones and whether they are accepted in the school or classroom. Parents should choose whether their child should bring a phone to school, providing it is not against the rules, they should also set appropriate guidelines regarding the use of the cellphone. Although cellphones are essential for high school students regarding their safety, I believe they should still be banned from use throughout classes. This notion is originated on numerous reasons, such as disturbing the educational procedure and aiding students’ cheating; diverting students by the possibility to access the Internet, social media, or connect with friends; also cellphones contribute to the spreading of the social occurrence better recognized as
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