It would be unfair for teachers to use cell phones most of the time because not all students have that ability. There are ways to go around this issue. There are always going to be opposing sides to this argument. Personally I feel that there are solutions available for teachers who dislike cell phone use in class. For example for people who don't have cell phones can partner up with someone who does have one, or there can be school administered tablets each teacher has just in case.
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.
Ban of Cell Phone use in Class The use of cell phone by the student has taken new dimensions in schools. Many students are addicted to the use of cell of cell phone. Some student can not go without cell phone. Many times are being wasted while talking and texting to a friend or relative on phone. It is OK when student use their phone at the leisure time and not when they are suppose to be studying.
There have been days where students have their phones in school because teachers think that they’re going to text or call other people during classes. There are lots of reasons people shouldn’t use cell phones in school and there are some where you can use your cell phones. I think we should use cell phones in school for appropriate reasons like when we’re in need of emergencies like if the power goes off, the computers stop working, or when we’re in need for our medicine but can’t reach the office. Maybe if you just allowed cell phones, you might even save someone’s life like if they’re sick or hurt. If you get hurt or ill, you should allow the student to have his/her first caller to be a parent/guardian or someone that the students trust.
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
One big issue concerning mobile phones and teenagers is the use of mobile phones in school. Many teenagers believe that mobile phones should be allowed in school or during class. But during school time some students use their phone inappropriately to take photos or videos of other people. Things like this can lead to blackmail and can upset other students, this is one reason why we think mobile phones should not be allowed to be used in school. When teenagers bring their phone to school and forget to turn them off or silence them: it distracts the student with the cell phone it distracts other students it distracts the teacher no one is be able to focus on the lesson its rude to use a cell phone during class
School systems nowadays do not want their students using mobile devices, such as the iPad, in the classroom in fear of them cheating or being too distracted to want to learn. Another reason for keeping iPads out of the classroom is the costly price of them. According to Hedge, “Tablets can be prohibitively expensive for graduate students. Some schools may provide a tech budget for students” (50). Many college students do not have extra money lying around to pay for luxury items such as an iPad or tablet.
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.
Cellphones have many capabilities which cannot be controlled, and not all students may be able to afford a cell phone. In most cases, cell phones are usually not even needed. The risks for allowing cells phones in school are not worth the capabilities they have. Cell phones are seen by the opposing argument as educational tools to improve academics, but they are, in fact, the opposite. Most students who are allowed to use cell phones use them for social media, and recreational apps, distracting to the point of the whole educational system; learning..
Kids still need to be limited on how often they are using the technology. Exposure to technology isn’t all bad, yet there are numerous negative effects of technology on children. Many parents face the complex decision of the right age of having a cellphone. With advertisements of cellphones showing their main characters as teenagers and preteens, the peer pressure on our kids today is overwhelming. Most teens have their first cellphone by freshmen year of high school, which seems acceptable.