Cell phones are good
I believe that cell phones SHOULD be allowed in public schools for many reasons. They are good for education, safety, and much more.
1. Cell phones are good for education. Cell Phones are good for education for many reasons. First you can use cell phones for research purposes. Although most schools have at least 1 computer in the classroom and a computer lab, sometimes this still isn’t enough. It can also be expensive to provide a computer to each student at school, so a good option is to use cell phones for research instead. Next, I want to talk about why apps are good for education. Some people think that some apps are bad and kids will get distracted and use them in class. And the truth is that cell phones have many educational apps as well. Which do you think would be more fun and exciting for a student? Either studying with a boring book that is hard to understand, or playing an educational app that is still studying, but much more exciting. I would definitely choose the second choice. Here are some good features of phones that are good for school: 1.Calculator. It doesn’t matter if your phone is expensive or not, almost every single phone has a calculator. Lots of students are required to have a calculator as one of their school supplies, but if they have one on their phone, then they don’t have to get one. 2. Stop Watch. Lots of phones have a stopwatch, which can be used in science class. I know that when I was in public school we used stopwatches all the time for experiments, and the teacher only had 3 stopwatches so we had to take turns. 3. Dictionary. Cell phones can be used as a dictionary, which can be VERY useful in a classroom setting. You can always search on the Internet for the definition, or if you classroom or school doesn’t have wi fi, you can text to 466-456 the word you need defined and Google will text you back the definition of that term.
2. Cell phones keep you safe. Believe it or not, a cell phone could save your life. Here is an example: On April 20, 1999, 2 teenagers walked into Columbine High school carrying sub-machine guns and homemade bombs intending to do some major damage. 13 innocent students were murdered and many more would have been if it weren’t for some students and their cell phones. 1 student, hiding for his life, calls 911 and describes the location of the school, and what the murderers looked like. If it weren’t for him and his cell phone and many others, many other students would have died. There are many other true stories like this one where people’s lives were saved because of cell phones.
Yes, student should use their phones at school
We are preparing students for adult life; we should therefore allow them to use the tools that they will be using in their adult life. If we are preparing our students for life after school, we should allow them to use the tools they will be using when they get there. How many jobs can you think of right now where a smart phone is not beneficial? Mechanics order parts on their phone, engineers view blueprints, doctors calculate dosages, and grocers check inventory. The list is endless. By the time our students enter their professions, the need to utilize mobile technology will be even stronger. Not preparing our students for that world is negligent.
A phone can be used for educational purposes.
Students should definitely be able to use their phones during class. A phone is a great device. It can used for many educational things like research, projects, calculators, and even putting in important dates when a homework assignment or a project is due. You can also use a phone to call or text your parents if maybe you forgot your lunch at home, need lunch money so you can eat at school, or to let them know that you have tutorials after school that day. There are many things that phones are useful for.
Cellphones in class: the learning and safety tool.
Pretty much everywhere, cell phones are banned because most people say it's distracting. Teachers don't want kids texting in class when they're trying to teach them important things. But the truth about more modern phones is they can be a great learning tool. Students can use calculators (most likely not during math), stopwatches, timers, educational apps, the internet, and more with their mobile phones nowadays. School filters can connect with the wifi and be used to filter specific things that need to be filtered. Also, cell phones should also be used for safety. The employees at a school say you don't need to use your phone to contact people but what if something happens like the school phone line goes dead? Also, if you need a phone number the school doesn't have, it will most likely be under your contacts list. And if students might need to contact a student in another class for something important, they can always contact them. And if a student is sick, they can Facetime or Skype another student during class to watch the lesson and not miss anything important.
It'll help keep their social life active.
If students have their cell phones at school they could continue talking to their friends, and, in an emergency, text or call their parents or the paramedics. Also they could research stuff if needed if all the computers are in use. They could also take notes easier on cell phones or iPods.(:
Yes, there are many good reasons.
Sometimes kids forget their lunch and need to text their parents to get food. And what if you forgot to ride the bus or not? You can text your parent and ask. What if you need some medicine but have to have your parent's permission, you could text and make sure it's ok.
We can be trusted.
High school students are supposed to be trusted. We are growing up and we are supposed to be held accountable for the things we do and don't do. If a student doesn't want to do the work, you cannot force them to do it. It is OUR choice to decide what we want to do. And to the students who can actually focus on their work while given the privilege to use their phones, good for them. Although phones can be a distraction, they can also be a big help to us.
-Franklin High School Student, Elk Grove, CA.
I believe that trusting students to have a cell phone in class instills a level of respect that they pass on to teachers.
Students should be allowed to bring their own devices and enjoy that freedom, while also being able to focus on their learning. Bringing their own device will encourage them and show a level of respect that they appreciate, and in return, they'll pay more attention to the teachers and become better students because they give back the respect they earn. Only those who fail to show respect should have their devices taken away by the teachers.
I hope this helps. Thank You.
Increase excitement in education for teens.
It's boring for teens to look through a book to find answers. If the teachers allowed students to whip out their phones in class and search for the answer that way, students will be more motivated and more excited to search for the answer. Also, it could be a convenience for note taking. You could easily snap a quick picture of the notes on the board or voice record all of the notes the teacher is saying.
cell phone use in school
kids should but shouldnt be allowed to use their phones in school.(1) kids could use calculaters and other stuff.(2) kids could use their phones as laptops. but (3) kids could get on facebook and games without the teacher knowing nore caring because ur allowed to use your phone.
Cell phones could increase cheating.
If a student decides to bring his or her cell phone to school, there is a possibility that they would use it in class while no one knows. Then, once they get used to doing that, they will start texting while they take a test. This can cause a big increase in cheating.
why cell phones are bad
The consequences of cell phone use
Cell phones are a source of electromagnetic fields, radiation which creates change in anything it comes into contact with. EMFs emanate from mobile phones and because of how phones are used, these EMFs come into direct contact with the brain.
More than a dozen studies have linked using a cell phone for a long period of time -- ten years or more -- with a higher incidence of brain tumors and acoustic neuromas. These critical diagnoses are even more common when phones aren't switched from one side of the head to the other when engaged in conversation.
Other adverse health effects include:
• Evidence of leukemia, breast cancer and other cancers.
• Neurological concerns and changes in the nervous system.
• A much higher risk of salivary gland tumors.
A study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria showed that cell phone use negatively affects sperm quality in men. A similar study from 2009 examined men in the height of their reproductive years and found infertility and the ability to father a healthy baby were compromised by cell phone usage.
Cells phones are also a source of perfluorooctanoic acid, a harmful chemical which has been linked to heart disease, cancer and female reproductive/developmental damage.
Cell phones are not the only problem. Cell phone towers, as well as other wireless devices, are responsible for contributing non-ionizing radio frequencies into the environment. Both the World Health Organization and the International Association for Research on Cancer have classified the electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones as a 2B, possible carcinogen. The towers and the phones themselves are constantly emitting microwave radiation. Even when cell phones are not in use they are putting out EMFs.
Cell Phones can be Deadly.
“Ring ring.” Cell phones are an unstoppable force and they should not be used in the classroom. What can we do? Well, there are many things we can do when a cell phone is found on a student. The phone will be confiscated and a phone home will be required. The child doesn't need a cell phone, the school has one in almost every room. Cell phones even interfered with a test. One kid in Texas took a picture of a test and printed them out and sold them. Suite101.com says that phones can detonate real bombs. If there's anyone who can defend against that do so because I would like to see you try. Cell phones have now gone from a call home to cheating on tests too putting kids life in danger.
No they should not
I am doing a research project on this topic and most say yes. I say no because of the chance of murder because of during a lock down crazed the made man or women could find the sound of the phone and kill or take the children hostage. And who needs to call there family during class?
No, I disagree because a cell phone is a misnomer.
Making calls is one function a "smart" phone can perform. The point of school is in part to socialize the child and to contextualize information. A phone may give access, but usually it is a teacher how interprets and breaks down information for the student. School and learning often times requires long spans of undivided attention. Do you really think a child has the wisdom needed to use a phone properly? More often, they use it to play around, for mere entertainment. Though entertainment is important, school is primarily meant to educate. A phone often times just causes an unnecessary distraction. I work with children on a daily basis and many of them use phones for mere social purposes, such as to perpetuate gossip amongst themselves, to take pictures with friends and to make videos of themselves dancing. I'm not opposed to these uses, but during school hours they should be focused on learning. So many of them can't read and those who can have a hard time sifting through information. No one's life is dependent on a student having a phone, except perhaps in very few cases, and not enough to justify having them a cell phone during school hours.
Cell phones should be allowed in schools without teachers taking away personal property.
As a student, I think it is very important for students to be allowed to use their cell phones. Cell phones can help students get a lot of important information. Also in my school there is only one phone for a school with over 1,000 students. If there were to be an emergency, the time that it takes 1,000 students to call their parents is a waste of time. It would be a lot easier to just call your parents from your own cell phone. Also I think that students should be allowed to use their phones if they need to contact their parents to know where to pick them up and what time. Another reason why students should be able to use their phones during a regular school day with out it being taken away is because if a student is absent during a class, a quick text or call to explain the work that they missed would help them get the work in on time.
Damages brain cells
I saw on the Internet that the brain cells can get damaged because of the radiation they give off that damages the brain. The brain cells can't take the wave so they break. Plus we are losing personal contact because we text, e-mail, call, and don't go outside, we're becoming couch potatoes.
Why not allow pets too in this case.
Let alone allowing cell phones in school...the fact that it isn't allowed already is not enough to stop pupils using their phones anyway. If phones were allowed, the teachers will be talking to 1 or 2 students only as the rest will be either on the web, viewing pictures or even texting a friend...and you never know you might also see students calling their fellow student friend who is having a class next door.... I am sure they are not stupid enough to allow cell phones in schools.
No, cell phones should not be allowed in school. I think that they are a huge distraction and interfere with the students' learning. While students may not make phone calls while in class, they can still sneak and text., which gets in the way of doing what they are in school to do - learn.
They are dangerous.
I think that cell phones are dangerous because in the event of an emergency if the children are trying to call their parents the signal could be blocked or overloaded and they wouldn't be able to contact authorities to help. It also may be a distraction during classes and they may fail tests.