Leeban Ali March 28, 2012 As a student who attends high school I believe that cell phones should not be allowed during school hours! Also most of the students have it out and texting during class. Cell phones are becoming more and more of a disruption to the learning progress of students. This will have major affect on them in the long run because when it comes to tests and exams they won’t know what to do. People say that students can use their phones for emergencies at school but they can just make a phone call in the office.
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.
I personally am one of the students who you could say has a “cell phone addiction” I am the one teachers catch texting from the corner of their eye as my fingers move quickly across the screen of my Iphone during class. For this reason teachers find phones distracting. I can diffidently see why teachers get mad at texting during class because students cannot put their full, divided attention into what the teacher is saying, therefore what is the point of trying to explain something to someone who isn’t paying attention. Teachers come to school to educate students because it is their job, and they find it disrespectful if a student isn’t listening. Teachers do not get mad about cell phones in class because they are mean, or don’t want students to socialize, but they do it for students benefit.
Journal. Even though schools allow cell phones on grounds they aren’t allowed in the classroom. Some schools are concerned that this will result in cheating and cyber-bulling. Some great advantages of cell phone usage in schools are for learning purposes. If schools don’t have enough calculators or computers, students can use their cell phones as a tool to go on an educational website.
Dear Steve Hanson: I acknowledge that you have asked the school board to permit cell phone use by students during lunch,studyhall,and before school. As a student _______, I disagree with the use of cell phones during the school day at all.I reject this proposal for many reasons.This is due to the fact of the non-beneficial use,the effect they have on social skills,and the increase in cyber bullying they could cause. Cell phones could be used during school in non - beneficial ways.For example, excessive texting during school would not benefit the students academically.Students playing games, could take their focus off of school work, and what they recently learned.Social media could be used and engage students in things happening outside of school.Texting,games,and social media do not benefit students during school. Cell phones could cause a social problem. They are anti-social electronics.Students will sit around on their phones and not cominicate with the people around them.If students are always on their phones, they would not be as good at communicating with others.Social skills are an important aspect of life.Being social at school is important for friendships and life skills in general.
More importantly, parents should consider three main factors: cell phones aren’t toys, they are a distraction, and they must be used properly. First of all, cell phones aren’t toys, and to child ten years or younger view most of their possessions as toys. Toys get dropped, tossed, and lost. Secondly, the phone is mobile so it becomes a constant companion to your child which adds a new level of distraction to most activities. When eating dinner, doing homework, and even playing with their friends, a child will stop to answer a call or text message, young children don’t need any additional distractions in an already fast-paced, techno-crazed society.
CELL PHONES IN SCHOOL Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. They have become an indispensable multi-tool wonder.Today’s cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. With this in mind, should students be permitted to use cell phones in school? I believe they should not just be permitted to use cell phones, they should be required to use them.
For teens to interact with their peers, they only need to have cell phone contacts and the peer group experiences can be shared in virtually every place and time zone as long as they can access network coverage. It is hard to count students who do not have cell phones. Teens carry them twenty-four seven, both in and out of school. The cell phone has become a tool for social empowerment among teens. The problem arises that cell phones interfere with a teenager’s ability to execute an effective and accurate face-to-face social and written communication in an educational environment.
I conducted an interview with my fiancée, Melissa Insley, on this issue and she happens to feel the same as myself. Cell phones should be allowed in class but they should be on silent unless the person has children or another important reason where someone may need to get a hold of them (Insley). A lot of people, me included, have ADD or other learning disabilities that make it hard for them to pay attention in class and the littlest bit of distraction makes them lose focus completely, and it is very important that they get the most out of the education that they are paying for (Insley). Even on vibrate it can cause a disruption to some people and that’s simply not fair to those who are really intent on learning the information. If someone really needs to use their phone for whatever reason that they can go out in the hallway outside of the classroom even for texting.
And strict regulations need to be put on teachers, as well, so the devices are not misused. I also don't think teachers should have access to their cell phones at all, during the day. • I do not believe that schools should allow mobile devices to be used as educational devices, since they can also be used as a distraction. I believe that allowing mobile devices to be used in school is just succumbing to pressure from the students themselves. Since mobile devices are primarily used for socializing and entertainment, I think trying to integrate them into educational lessons would only be opening a Pandora's Box.