Did you know that about 62 percent of schools ban cell phones inside of the classroom, while 24 percent ban phones in school altogether? There has been an ongoing debate about whether or not cell phones should be allowed for students to use during class. Some individuals believe that cell phones would be useful in class and provide a good way to communicate, while others believe that phones are only a distraction inside of class and a way to spread rumors and misinformation. After much research, I have come to the conclusion that cell phones should not be allowed during class because they are a potential distraction, they could be a source for cheating, and we are already paying a lot of money to provide our chromebooks. One reason I believe that cell phones have no purpose inside of a class is that they provide an easy way to cheat.
Cell Phone It is very hard to imagine life without cell phones. “The mobile device has become our communications hub, our diary, our entertainment portal, our primary source of media consumption, our wallet and our gateway to real-time information tailored to our needs. The revolution is now!” (Nihal Mehta, Eniac Ventures). In the past, people invented the telephone to make distances became closer between each other. Everyone was in need for this invention, so the scientist’s development the telephone to the cell phone.
Most kids who get suspended “joke around” talking about guns and shooting up the school, but the community doesn’t think this is safe because it’s causing more parents to worry about their child being at school when there could be a possible threat to shoot up a school. Most firemen and policemen are sending out special messages to parents to show their children because the kids who are joking around can and will be taken as a serious threat to the city or school. Most kids want attention, but whenever they do something wrong they get suspended and punished for what they’ve done. A study in 2011 revolved around Texan students that got suspended 11 times or more throughout middle school and high school. This caused the students’ to care less about school and made them fail the grade they were in.
Research suggests that adolescents require about 8.5 to 9 hours of sleep, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, only 14% achieve this goal.” said Julie Peorgers from The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter. Not acquiring the recommended amount of sleep can have repercussion of the human body and brain. Lack of sleep increases students chances of depression and suicidal thoughts. It can also potentially weaken the immune system. The school day is hard enough on a child and not getting enough sleep does not make it any better.
It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading. Another example of this unfortunate occurrence is one Joe Jones who was accused of “assaulting a female middle school teacher.” Jones “confessed that ‘When I was young...I was looking at what the bad people did, not the good people. I was checking out the bad things, and that helped mess up my mind’”(To Censor or not to Censor at the school library). When we allow explicit content to be present in our schools --which are supposed to be safe places of learning anyway-- we raise the risk of students committing crimes and participation in risky
Students bring their cell phones everywhere with them, including school where notifications or ringing disrupts in class. Cell phones 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
Even teachers have spoken out about the lack of safety of their schools. There are cases where school officials are not doing their jobs. Bullying continues to be a problem in schools and so does violence. U.S. schools must improve the security and the safety of their students and staff. Drugs are still a problem in school.
Three hours of time on a device isn’t that abundant for many, most kids ages 8-18 spend 7.5 hours a day on their devices. This said, many parents have started limiting the amount of screen time their kids use, but that still is not enough. In a study done by the American Psychiatric Association says the analysis they performed showed that people who used the most social media platforms (7 to 11) had more than three times of a risk for anxiety and depression than the people who use the least (0 to 2). This shows that even sometimes regardless of time spent on devices, using multiple social
Schools have been evaluated by different organizations on whether or not they should be involved in off-campus cyberbullying. Some believe that they can be involved in off-campus to stop suicide or emotional distress and to stop them from putting the victim through lots of pain. Others believe that schools shouldn’t intervene in cyberbullying outside of schools because it affects their right to the first amendment which is “The freedom of speech”. Cyberbullying should be taken into the hands of the school if it happens off-campus because if nothing happens then it can get a child hurt or even killed. Students who are targeted by cyberbullies have no way to escape from the attackers brutality, who can drive the victim to suicide or self harm.
The main issue is that phones are creating a big distraction that is actually affecting the students’ grades. Teachers are having to stop in the middle of class to tell the student to put their device away, which takes away time from the lesson being taught. Cell phones have always been around in school, but since the approval of them in school had led for them to be used in school property at any time. This is an important issue because in the future this would affect the nation because those students who didn 't pay attention in school, have a job but don 't have the necessary education skills in order to accomplish their tasks. Some schools have tried to ban phones from school property, if a student was caught with a phone they would get confiscated, while other schools only allow phones during lunch or in class with the permission of the teacher.