All in all, students at (name of high school) should be able to use their cell phones during school hours because they are a learning resource, they teach responsibility, and just in case of emergencies. To begin with, cell phones are a learning resource. Cell phones are so much more than just a phone now. There are very helpful tools on most phones, like calculators, reminders, and the internet. For example, if a student forgot to bring a calculator to class, they would have one right there on their phone.
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. Just like being in the class room when there is an important incoming call, texting back is a more necessary way to get back to the person instead of disrupting the class and wasting learning time. Texting only takes a few seconds to do and could turn a 10 minute phone conversation into a 1 minute conversation. Text messaging can easily be discreet while being in the class room if turned off or on silent. As long as the student remembers to do so, their phone will not cause a distraction in class.
However, calling is better for personal conversations and you can go through a whole conversation at one time rather than wait for someone to text back. Many teenagers spend all their time texting, going through thousands ten thousand to twenty thousand texts a month. Texting became more popular because it became so much easier than calling someone. “Because typing text into a telephone keypad was cumbersome and the number of characters in a text message was limited, a form of shorthand evolved, especially among young people. (Hadzay)” Teachers are beginning to complain that texting is ruining grammar and that teenagers are forgetting how to speak proper English.
An extra credit goes for the companies behind the cellphones they produce, RIM and Apple Inc. -the creators of the devices- built their reputation and trademarks over the years by producing good quality, products and services which lead costumers loyalty . They are equally fun and easy to use . Despite their similarities , the Blackberry and the Iphone are very different . Main reason why people by Blackberry because it has its own instant messaging application (Blackberry Messenger ) . On the other hand, Iphone also has developed its own massaging application What'sApp.
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.
It is as simple as downloading an app that uses GPS to help find lost individuals or an app to help with weight loss. Gadgets are an added feature to mobile devices allowing customers to find lost keys, start cars, or even microchip a child or pet and track their whereabouts. Not long ago, mobile phones were considered a luxury and now days it is more of a necessity, everyone from elementary kids to senior citizens are seen sporting the newest model on the market. A Life Made Easier The original intent of mobile technology was to make life on the run easier, more convenient and even enjoyable. It has provided extraordinary changes for the better, but at what point is it too much?
Increased connectivity is a major advantage of owning a smartphone, allowing for immediate access to data online, whether one is at home, travelling, or at work. Users today can use their phones to order movie tickets, find restaurants, and even pay bills from the phone’s web browser. These phones also integrate contact information, which makes keeping in touch with friends, family, and coworkers much easier. For the workplace specifically, they are useful for storing all business contacts. Since many companies now require the employees to travel or be in constant reach, smartphones make managing information on the go much easier and they can do much more than the standard cell phone.
Besides that, by allowing cell phones in school, it will also save the school’s money. Supporters of cell phones to be banned in school will argue that mobile phones are a distraction in class. There’s no debate about this. Cell phones can easily act as a distraction to other students and teachers during class time. The blaring ring tones and rippling vibrations make both teaching and learning difficult.
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.
I have Oak Hollow Mall memorized, and have been to almost every restaurant around the High Point-Greensboro-Winston area. It's not that teenagers are becoming lazy, we're getting tired of going to the movies and bowling every weekend like we've been doing since 2nd grade. I just wish there was somewhere that I could meet other teenagers without having to worry about my friends getting drunk or pregnant but also not feel like I'm in elementary school again. People that don't support a facility either don't know what's really going on in high schools or just don't care and don't want to "waste