How should’ve the students attending Columbine High School in Colorado, know that there was going to be a massive massacre in their school that day? They didn’t. On April 20, 1999, two students attending the Columbine High School brought two sub-machine guns. The high school was in great danger. Some students were killed. They had no way of contacting 911, or their families. Luckily, a few students did. They had cell phones, which allowed them to quickly, and accessibly contact 911. In fact, many students were able to call 911 and their parents due to the help of their cell phones. With having this in mind, students should be allowed to have cell phones in school, for many safety reasons. Many more students might have been killed on April 20, 1999 if the students did not have their phones with them. The student’s phones
Do you think kids should have cellphones in school? Yes, they do need cellphones in school. one main reason is that cellphones are good for education, safety, and emergencies. That are made for children and adults to use for everyday life. Cell Phones are good for research because if there is something to research in class they can do it so they can know what the meaning of something is or to research something for a homework assignment or a project.
70 percent of schools that had bans on phone usage in schools five years ago have since reversed those bans. Including the largest school district in the United States, the New York City School District. Cell phones have been integrated into our modern world and our everyday lives over the past decade, and now cell phones are seen as a necessity for many students and teachers. Cell phones provide many learning and collaborative opportunities for students as well as a way to communicate with parents or authorities in emergency situations. Although cell phones can be distracting in a learning environment, they allow the students, teachers, and schools to take advantage of new technology as a resource for communication and innovation.
Imagine an armed person is in your school, so you’re trapped in a room scared for your life hoping to get out. Your school has banned phones, you have no way to communicate with the outside, what do you do now, you wait and wait hoping you’ll be okay? Cell phones should be allowed in school because it can be useful when emergencies happen, used for learning aids, and you can track what students are doing.
The average teenager goes on their phone about 80 times a day (Gregoire). In other words, kids like to use their phones. Why not let the students use it in class to help them get an education. Schools suggest that cell phones are a distraction and will be used for socializing. This is why most schools in the U.S. don’t permit cell phone usage in class. Cell phones in class can be quite helpful for students to get quick facts and for teachers to easily grade assignments. Although cell phones aren’t allowed in school, schools should permit students to be able to use their phones in class for educational purposes.
Most kids want to transport their phones to school. A common thing kids say is “ The teacher allows it though.’’ Students and some teachers don’t know that cell phones in the classroom is unsatisfactory. Reasons for this are, it is a distraction, can be disguised as a gun, and can be used for cheating. Students should definitely not bring their phones to school. On account for distraction to prevent other students from doing their work, can access links to harmful websites and can be disguised as a gun, and is the number one reason for cheating. Phones shouldn’t be used in school.
Cell phones aren 't only used for being on social media and distracting kids, nowadays, there are many other benefits when it comes to use of electronics. Cell phones should be allowed in school not only because a study shows it makes students happy, according to a study conducted in 2005, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Laura King, and Ed Diener found that happiness causes success, but also as an aid, in case of an emergency, and for easier communication skills.
Of course, the teacher does not have total control over each student, there are means by which an instructor can yield the results she/he is looking for. Although our authors both bring up strong points about the use of cell phones in classrooms, they sometimes overstated the degree to which they are disruptive. The authors also give a good idea as to how the reduction of cell phone use would help classrooms become better learning environments with more respect for instructors and peers and how one’s grades have the possibility of improving once their cell phones have been put away. If purely stating these ideas to students would not help the students use their phones less, then incentives or penalizations can be offered by the instructor to make such a problem
Seeing a kid in class with their phone out, your first instinct will be telling them to put it away. Although cell phones can be a distraction and used for entertainment purposes they could be used for so much more. Phones should be allowed in classrooms to use as a learning tool, it will help students organize their work, and is cheaper than buying more technology. As you may know, schools are strict on their no phones in class rule. They believe that having phones in class will cause problems like phones going off, taking pictures, texting, and not paying attention to the teachers.
Even though banning cell phones reduce distractions in the classroom, phones should be allowed in the classroom, but restricted to school work because it offers more learning opportunities and gets kids excited about learning. By researching for this paper I have learned the benefits and the negative effects of technology, both in the classroom and in the outside world. Through this research I have also learned about the different technologies that have been developed to keep distractions down in the
First of all, one way phones can be a distraction is because of the fact that students might cyberbully each other which could potentially distract or discourage them from learning. This could affect them in many ways. One of which is depression. If you didn’t know, depression is basically an ailment caused by extreme sadness which could also potentially lead to other diseases. According to the University of Toronto, studies show that 13.5 percent of students in Canada aged 11 to 16 consider suicide or dropping out of school due to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can distract many students due to the fact that they are so focused on the mean comments their getting that they don’t pay attention in class which could seriously affect their grades and chances of getting a
Cell phones should be banned because of the health risks they pose, the ways they can prevent learning and abuse of them via cheating. The debate about phones matters because of the lasting impacts on the students who will be affected by it. Phones could make adolescents prone to bad habits and behaviors like cheating. Both parents and school representatives need to think about these impacts before decided whether or not phones have a home in
“Over the twentieth century, researchers have found that cellular phones has become a part of the lives of billions of people and has grown into one of the most important technological advancement the world has ever noticed. They were first introduced on the July 17th, 1946 to the United Stated States of America and at that time scientists worked vigorously night and day to come up with means of making communication global and wireless” (Researchomatic, 2013-2015). However, despite the cell phone’s numerous beneficial factors, it also causes negative interferences in the classroom environment, even at the University level. Therefore, I do agree that cell phones should be banned in the classroom at a University level. The nature of this research
Hook/Attention getter: As the time flies, technology play the main role in our life, where the world is getting smaller, mobile phone is on everybody’s lip more than MacDonald and Kentucky’s Fried Chicken. Mobile phone becomes indispensable gadget, an absolute necessity for both adult and children. Aware of the essential of mobile phone in life, people starts question whether it should be allowed in school or not and this issue has been hotly debated over the year. Have you ever think about the effect allowing students using phone in school?
How are smartphones affecting the middle or high school student’s teen life? Well, in the century we live in, technological devices are considered essential. Thus, considering smartphones, many adults and children are being introduced to new relevant technological products everyday around the nation. Although of how beneficial smart devices could be, middle and high school students seem to become too dependent on their cell phones and other 21st Century technology. To emphasize, smartphones in schools are influencing young children, causing students to become less social and consequently, parents are apprehensive.