Pros And Cons Of Banning Cell Phones In School

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Technology is everywhere. In people’s homes, public areas, and in teenagers’ hands. Cell phones have become a part of teenagers’ lives and cannot be taken away. As technology evolves, teenagers feel the need to have the latest phones to “fit in” or feels pressured into having one. 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. On a blog created by the Concordia University of Portland, it discusses the pros and cons of banning phones in school. The blog called Pros and Cons of Allowing Digital Devices in the Classroom states, “There are concerns from the EPA about long-term exposure to wireless devices and computer screens.” The quote determines that cell phones in school could cause kids to have additional exposure to these dangerous screens and could result in it being harmful to teens. Additional exposure meaning the students are on their phones more than they need to and bringing their phones to school encourages that. The AAP (The American Academy of Pediatrics) says that kids from the age of 3 to 18
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