The statement “it doesn’t seem fair” when referring to the students that can’t afford a smartphone is irrelevant to this subject. Students that have the privilege of having a smartphone still should not be allowed to use them in school. What purpose does Facebook or using a mobile device serve in class while the students are supposed to be learning? In the article published by The Boston Globe “Pondering Facebook’s School Role” by Calvin Hennick it states “the students argue that there are a lot of educational uses for Facebook” however, there are no supporting details behind it. It is a true statement that Facebook can be used for educational purposes but are the students really going to stay focused on the assignment if they cannot control what’s going to pop up next on their walls.
Students are in school for one main reason and that is to learn. And students will not learn anything if they are on their phones at school because once they start to use it they won't feel like learning and will most likely cheat on tests. However, having a cell phone’s not actually a bad thing; it’s just the matter of how you use it. Cell Phones can be a major distraction to the student’s education. It limits the ability of the student to concentrate, as they are constantly checking their phone to see who is calling or texting.
I know I do and have used it more than once to summon help. How much more necessary is for children to have one on their person “just in case?” School policies are not always made to benefit all students. The disallowing of cell phones because of misuse by a minority of students is unfair to the majority who would follow the rule of no phone use in classes. Cell
Parents rummaging through their teens’ social media accounts may do more harm than good as it shows no trust. There are better ways to for parents to stay connected and help keep their kids safe. In the article “Should parents snoop on their kids online?” written by Eliene Augenbraun, she quoted Caroline Knorr, a parenting editor at Common Sense Media, who said “Kids know technology better than their parents do. If you rely on technology to monitor your kids or prevent them from engaging in online risks you are getting a false sense of security.” And this is very true. If a parent instead of looking at their child’s phone just talked to them to see
Mrs. Dymond English 11 9/14/13 Should cell phones be allowed in school? Many teachers have different opinions on cell phone use in the classroom - most just straight up don’t allow it. Even though most teachers do not like the interference, some students still are able to find ways to hide cell phone use in school. This includes methods such as hiding the device under their desk out of the teacher’s view to send a text to a friend. Is this behavior really necessary?
The use of technology is affecting students especially in high school and college. According to Turkle, today’s college students have little experience with the right to privacy as they leave trails of everything they have done online, unlike previous generations who have worked hard to protect their privacy. In her article, Turkle also describes the use of online avatars as both a positive and negative image in children’s lives. Some children invest far too much time developing their online personality while role-playing offers a safe place in a world full of crime, terrorism, and drugs. As a consequence this retards their social growth
ell phones, especially smart phones are becoming a valuable resource, not only to aid in learning, but also for other reasons, such as parents needing to be in communication with their kids. Since high schools are supposed to be preparing students for the real world, where they will allowed to use cell phones, it seems pointless to not allow students to use cell phones for communication and research. Even with the increasing benefits of cell phones in school, many people argue against having cell phones allowed in school, and demand that they be confiscated on sight due to them being a “distraction”. Usage of cellphones for in class assignments as well as communication before and after classes is an important and necessary resource. Cell phones are becoming an increasingly beneficial tool in learning.
Should students have Ipods and phones in class? For the last 5 years Ipods and phones have been a major influence on teenagers in today’s society and the question of whether these forms of technology should be allowed in the classroom has been a common debate among many people. Education is one of the most important factors for teenagers to learn as it may influence the outcome of their lives and having disruptive possessions affects their learning. Ipods and phones are distractive, disruptive and an annoyance to all students and teachers and need to be confiscated when in use during class time. The reason our youth is to be educated is to get a better understanding of life and how to form a better lifestyle for themselves but how are they to comprehend such hard tasks during school that need full concentration when they are texting their friends in the next classroom or listening the newest song on their Ipods ?
Since there are no education requirements for those who choose to homeschool their children, this is a legitimate concern. Public schools are made up of students separated by demographics. These areas may have a mixture of high and low income families. Without the option of which public school your child attends, parents are sometimes concerned with the typically higher crime rates mixed in these areas. Given the many pros and cons of
Military Denied Access to Teens Some schools believe that the military should not target teens in high school because they are too young and that they should try to go to college first. They say the military life is not well suited for young teens still in high school or fresh out of school. “Recruiters are targeting certain teens” (Ayers 87.8). The schools that military recruiters do have full access to teens are “offering higher bonuses and shortened tours of duty,” just so the teen can think about the military. (Ayers 87.8) Wealthy Kids Don’t Enlist The reason wealthy kids do not enlist is that they can afford to go to college and not have to worry about the military paying for it.