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Advantages of using cell phones in school.

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3. Cell Phones In School - Final Version Mu Jin Choi Dear Mr. Principal, I am Joseph Owens, a student of Adams Junior High School. I am always deeply grateful that I am able to enjoy an education of such good quality as is provided in our school, and I would like to thank you for that. The reason that I am writing to you is to make a request about the use of cell phones in school. Our school prohibits the use of cell phones during school hours, likewise many other primary and secondary educational establishments. This is because the management has concerns that students may use their cell phones in an inappropriate way. That belief is not without evidence or reliability. There have been many reports of negative effects of cell phones on students. Prominent among the harmful influences of cell phones are those caused by students becoming addictive to cell phones and cell phones inflicting psychological damage on them. This can result in downward turns in academic results, low concentration to studies, neglected relationships with parents and friends, and excessive time spent over cell phones. ...read more.


If we do not open our gates to what is unavoidable, change may break our gates and we will have to accept that change. The consequences of forced change will be much worse than the consequences of change done freely. It is not only inevitable change that supports the argument of communication. In allowing the use of cell phones in school, the schools can achieve some economical gains, however minor. The students will not have to use the telephones installed by public taxes every time they have to contact their families. Secondly, parents also want to check if their children are safe by using cell phones. Some parents attach GPS sensors on their children's cell phones to have their child's location and safety confirmed. They can ensure that they may know if their child is kidnapped by that method. There has been a case of a 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped in Massachusetts being found by tracking the location of her cell phone. The aim of this GPS tracker is not only to keep children save but also to mount surveillance over their offspring should they be going into inadvisable areas with bad purposes. ...read more.


This problem can be solved by the introduction of disciplinary measures against the illicit use of cell phones such as its use during class hours or disruption of classes which include confiscation of the cell phones, notification to parents, etc. The school can also demand the parent of the student in possession of a cell phone and who wishes to be allowed to use them in school to take responsibility for the behavior of their child related to cell phones. We may also provide programs in which the school and the parents work together to monitor the student's use of the cell phone and prevent cell phone addictions. With this school-parent cooperation, we will be able to minimize the dangers of permitting the use of cell phones in school. We may now judge that the advantages of using cell phones in school are greater than the disadvantages which can be effectively contained with the measures I have mentioned. I hope that you will find this letter serviceable. I would again like to request you to permit the use of cell phones at our school in order to guarantee free communication despite the threats of addiction. Thank you very much. Joseph Owens, Seventh Grade ...read more.

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