Students bring their cell phones everywhere with them, including school, where notifications or ringing disrupts in class. Cell phones could be a helpful source of information and communication. However, cell phones in school and in classrooms cause many problems. Schools should ban cell phones because it is too much exposure, it is disruptive, and students can cheat easily with the use of technology. First of all, cell phones should be banned in school because they provide young adults with too much screen exposure.
So, some people believe that they should be able to use their phones at school. However, they should not use cell phones during school hours. For one, cheating is something that a lot of students like to do when they have a cell phone. Having a cell phone during an exam is unacceptable because if someone cheats they could get caught. If they get caught cheating, it is most likely that the teacher
Student Ethics in the Digital Age: Rough Draft As Academic dishonesty has always roamed in the high schools, it 's getting harder to stop with the technology. Students are becoming more and more dishonest with the use of cellphones in class. Students cheat on assignments and tests using cellphones because it’s easy. Technology has become a useful resource the public has to offer today. With the advancement in technology, it provides an easier way to assist students in several ways in both high school and college.
On a site called phys.org in an article titled US Teens use Smart Phones for Cheating:Study. It says, “Cheating tactics include storing notes on mobile telephones for reference during exams and exchanging text messages about answers while taking tests., Approximately 65 percent of all teens surveyed said they had heard or seen other students using mobile telephones to cheat at school., ...36 percent of students said that plagiarizing from the Internet for school assignments was not a serious offense, and a fifth of teens polled did not consider it cheating.” If 65% of students that had been surveyed have heard of or seen people cheating using their cellphones, that is over half of them, thats a lot of students. Student need to be learning the material in class not just sit there and do nothing because, they know they can find it all on the internet. 36% of them didn’t know or just didn’t think of taking the answers of the internet as
Cell phones should not be allowed in school. Cell phones are distracting, cheaty, and provide too many opportunities for too many things. Some way that phones are distracting are some that involve texting in class, maybe playing mobile games. A phone in a classroom could even provide a distraction for other people, the phones might make noises or something of the sort, and the students might be taking pictures of other people. Phones can also be used to cheat, according to “Cons of Cellphones in School” By Jennifer Betts.
First of all, one reason cell phones should not be allowed in the classroom is that they are huge distractions. Although parents want their child to keep their phone on them at all times to coordinate schedules with their child, if you take into consideration how much all students benefit from the ban parents might be okay to make plans the morning of or send a note to the office. A 2015 study released in May by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics looked at 91 schools in four cities in England, where more than 90 percent of teenagers own a mobile phone. The study found that, “test scores were 6.41 percent higher at schools where cell phone use is prohibited. The researchers concluded that mobile phones “can have a negative impact on productivity through distraction,” particularly among low-achieving
Some people worry that if teachers and faculty 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 in classes. This would allow them to monitor that they are only on websites that the teacher wants them on and not messing
Sure, at home they can be doing what they want but at school, they should be learning not going onto social media and disengaging from the teacher. Cell phones with kids are just bad. An article called “Schools seek balance for cellphones in class” by Linda Matchan stated, “The texting, tweeting, and Snapchatting during class time are an incredible distraction and makes it much more difficult to teach. It’s pretty hard to compete with a very funny YouTube video.” You don’t want students to be engaged in a text chat or a video instead of listening to a reading or math lesson. This can distract other kids who might not get good grades either.
Walk into any school in 2018, and you will see many students texting, gaming, browsing the internet on their mobile devices. Cell phones have become a new social norm, in fact, 97% of the population in the US owns a cell phone. Many teachers, educators, and principals allow cell phones in the classroom or school because of this reason. However, cell phones should and must be restricted in schools, because, they are a distraction to the students, it is destructive to the health of the students, and cell phones are often used for cyberbullying and have a negative social impact. Cell phones are a distraction to students, they are used to play games such as Rules of Survival.
Students have become so dependent on their devices: “‘[...] low-achieving students are more likely to be distracted by the presence of mobile phones while high achievers can focus in the classroom regardless of the mobile phone policy,’ according to the study” (Tlumacki). In the classroom, students will hear or feel their phones vibrate or ring. Students will pull their phones out to see if someone needed them, but they end spending more time than they should on their electronic devices. Students can very easily become distracted by their devices and it takes their attention away from the teachers. It has been said that “[s]tudents check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a day on average, according to the survey of 675 students in 26 states” (Digital distraction in class).