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.
Many people think that cell phones should be banned because they are distracting and students are more worried about what’s going on outside of school works. If schools had banned cell phones and there was an emergency then the students would have no way to reach out to their parents about what is going on or to call for help. Also when it comes down to students phone the thing they probably cherish most they will still find a way to sneak in their phones to get on them and not get caught. So therefore we should have cell phones allowed in school. In conclusion cell phones should be allowed in school.
About 24% of kindergarten through 12th grade school have banned cell phones. 64% of schools let cell phone on school grounds, but banned from classrooms (Raths 1). Heaps schools think that cell phones are very crummy for students. Most of the time students ask their teacher if they can text their parent something or search up a definition. Teachers need to trust their students on their phones.
These are the two of the many reasons why phones should be banned for the teenage generation. Students are sent to school to learn but if they have phones in their pockets they will not learn anything and will have their full attention on the little device in their pockets. Others may suggest that cell phones should not be banned since they offer a different way of studying and can also be used as a calculator in many cases; however, these phones can also help the teens cheat. Teenagers are prisoners to their phones, is that why phones are also called cell phones? As time passes, cell phones have more and more to offer this generation.
Good grades and a high GPA mean getting into a good college”(Cobb,8). Parents put pressure on students to get the best grades instead of telling them to do the best they can. Every year schools try to enforce more policies to keep the students from using their phones in schools, but nothing has seemed to calm the ever growing problem in and out of the classroom. A huge problem facing teachers is the camera phone. Pictures of tests and worksheets float around the cell phones of many students, as said in a survey put together by John Orbinger and Kent Coffey, ’21 percent of students who bring cellphones to school have video/photo capabilities on their phones (Carroll, 2004).’ Not only are cellphones are the main cause of cheating, but is also a huge source of distraction in the learning environment.
Many kids have had to secretly use their your phones in class to look up things, text their parents and they always get their phones taken away. Many students want to be able to use their phones in school freely. There is seventy five percent out of hundred people the say kids should be able to use their phone in school. Kids should be allowed to use their cellphones in school because there could be emergencies, educational reasons, and it could be used for concentration device. The first and most important reason is that you should be able to use your phones for emergencies.
Cell phones have been introduced in schools since the 1990’s and they have been banned since it has been recorded to be related to drug dealings and gangs. Some schools have allowed cell phones classroom. Now the average age of a student getting their first phone is 10.3. This raises the question: Should cell phones be allowed in school? Some may say that cell phones should be allowed in school because it can help in “classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study released in February.”(Higgins).
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.
Did you know twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classrooms? As you know, not many schools allow the use of cellphones in school. Those that do usually have a strict restriction on them. Even though most schools do not allow the use of cell phones in the classrooms, they have educational benefits, therefore they should be allowed in the classroom. The reason I think cellphones should be allowed is because they don 't only have distracting uses, but they also have educational uses.
The cell phones should be used only by school administrators and crisis team members as a crisis management resource tool, not the hundreds or thousands of students rushing to use their cell phones and ending up overloading the cell phone system and making it useless. Therefore the use of cell phones by students instead of helping it would only end up making things worse and help the safety crisis less. Also, the phone calls and texting from students to their family members during such times can make parents rush to school, in panic, and complicate things for the public safety officials since they require the area free from people for evacuations or any other tactical or safety reasons. This could also actually delay the parent-student reunification or medical help to any injured student. In extreme situations, it could put parents in a zone of potential harm where there is nothing they could possibly do but create traffic and jam the area.
And i also think what if your friends have something of yours that was for that class and he had it because he didn 't do the homework and he forgot it so you let him copy it and you needed it now you could text your friend to give it to you. Schools often don 't have enough computers to go around, so why shouldn 't kids with cell phones be able to use theirs? It would let others use the technology available, so that there is enough to go around. Cell phones are technology of this century, with new responsibilities. Kids should learn how to harness this new method of learning to power our