However, text messaging has been a major problem with students texting in class interfering with the disruption of their learning. Most teachers express how they feel about cell phones being a distraction to others, however very few students have complaints about the use of cell phones in class. Text messaging in class should be allowed by choice of the students, it can easily be discreet and the possibility of an emergency. Text messaging in class should be allowed by the choice of students. In the argument “Tapping into Text Messaging” by Janet Kornblum, says teens, techies and other early adopters leading the charge to text say it is a great way to communicate when they are too busy to talk or when making a call would be rude or impractical.
Mr. Magee, The question of whether cell phones should be allowed in schools has been debated over the years. Most school administrations regard cell phone use as disruptive and distracting, and have implemented policies that prohibit using them on school grounds. There are benefits to letting the student body use their cell phones at school. Your parents can reach you in the event of an emergency, and vice versa. If in danger, we can reach the authorities or a medical provider.
Cell Phones in School By Jack Wallace There is a lot of controversy with school administrations whether cell phones should be allowed in schools by students. Cell phones are not just for calling and texting, but mini-computers with access to information and technology to write documents, reports and even print. Cell phones also provide calculators and calendars (calendars help to keep track of projects, assignments and other school related functions). There are a lot of pros and cons to this debate of cell phones in school, I personally feel that cell phones should be allowed in school as part of a learning resource. Some of the pros that will be discussed are research, safety, during and after school use.
(Hadzay)” Teachers are beginning to complain that texting is ruining grammar and that teenagers are forgetting how to speak proper English. The biggest problem with texting is the fact that teenagers are spending more time texting than paying attention in class. If you go into a classroom and look at how many kids are texting in school the numbers may be surprising. It’d be even more surprising how many of the students are texting their parents about dinner or rides home. The students are so into their phones even when they go home, they disrespect their parents so much by texting at the dinner table.
In her article, Teen Texting Soars, Will Social Skills Suffer? , author Jennifer Ludden states that cell phones have become a vital social tool as well as texting, the preferred form of communication for teens age 12-17. Ludden supports this statement by using data of how much the use of technology has increased by teens using social media and texting for their communication. Ludden’s purpose is to have people realize that teens really only rely on their cell phones for everything is not really healthy so they need to discipline when it comes to using their phone too much. Ludden uses a serious and factual tone towards her audience and reader’s to try and convince them on how to decrease the use of technology within teens.
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. This point is also stated in the previously mentioned survey ‘Cell Phones in American High Schools: A National Survey’, “cell phone use could be a significant distraction during instructional time”(Orbringer and Coffey, 5). Teachers who do not have strict cell phone policies in the classroom have to fight for the attention of their students. Cell phone use has caused a huge rise in cheating and plagiarism.
Personally speaking, I wouldn’t want to come to class everyday if I know my teacher had a gun in the class. The fact that a gun is in the class can mess with a student’s learning, because instead of focusing on their lesson, they would be focusing on the danger they could possibly be in. As student, we should feel comfortable around our teachers if we don’t feel comfortable around anyone else. Schools shouldn’t be a place of fear. Schools are not safe anymore because of the violence that goes on in schools and sometimes deadly school shootings.
It also shows what we used to communicate with each other in our everyday lives. Then with cell phones they can look back and see what us old generations used, just like we think about landlines or things that are obsolete. Cell phones now have things that are so cool and in the future people might think it is so old and played out. I would also place that item in the time capsule because it shows what we did for interest and used it for everyday life. Some people wouldn’t be anywhere without their cell phone and would go crazy in our time.
April 24, 2011 Sexting Should Not Ruin Our Kids Life Do your young children have a cell phone? Do you know what your kids are sending and receiving on their cell phone? Sexting, “Sexting is a term generally applied to the sending of sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily between mobile phones”(Daily Republic). Our kids, whether we know it, ignore it, are oblivious to it, or are in denial to it, are sending pictures of themselves, and others nude and partially nude to each other. The laws as they stand today can punish our children as sex offenders for doing this.
Americans let children of the age 7 or less play with a tablet or an iPad instead of taking them to the park to play. That it gets to the point that the children of such young age are asking for the technology to be entertained instead of going outside. Thus putting the blame on the parents since they as well are on their own device taking the easy route for their children. Considering in today’s world parents are able to access any social media at any moment on their smart phone and hear stories of children going missing and all these horrific events going on. Parents worry more and become overly protective over their children.