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Should cell phones be allowed at school?

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´╗┐Should Cell Phones Be Allowed at School? Everyone relies heavily upon modern technology for communication, such as cell phones which are a good thing to have, especially for high school students. Many students have after-school activities, such as a sport or a club that they participate in after school hours, when most people, including the office staff, have already gone home for the day. The students need a way to contact their parents during and after these activities, and vice versa. If cell phones were banned from school grounds, even just during school hours, how would the kids contact their parents afterwards? ...read more.


My solution to this is to make a rule that says cell phones have to be off and put away during school hours. If a student is caught texting in class, have the teacher take up the phone for the rest of the day, or maybe even until the next day. This seems like a reasonable compromise, because that way the kids are still able to contact whoever they need to after school, but are free from distractions during the day. As with the rule that bans the students from chewing gum in school, how is the school really supposed to enforce the banning of cell phones? ...read more.


Six hundred phones is over half the school! Cell phones, while they might seem like nothing but a distraction and a safety hazard for school across the country, are in actuality quite the opposite. Banning cell phones from the school premises will only ever have detrimental effects. As long as there is a sensible rule in place, such as 'Students are required to leave cell phones off and out of sight during school hours', there is no chance of distractions or of safety hazards because of them. The point I?m trying to make is they shouldn?t be banned. By Pavithra Poobalasingam 8G ...read more.

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