Cell Phones In School

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Many teachers believe that cell phones don’t belong in a classroom because there are several disadvantages. An example maybe a student who uses a cell phone in class has no intension in listening or paying attention to the teacher. This student has a short attention span who cares about socializing more than his/her education. Cell phones can be very disruptive; they can invade people’s privacy and can also be used as harassment or bullying. The usage of cell phones is creating a huge problem particularly when they are used in school. When a cell phone rings in a class, not only does it disrupt the class but it also breaks everyone’s concentration. Students can use cell phones to exchange work or answers in an examination or in a class. Teachers want to see what standard each scholar is at by giving them work and exercises to do, but if they don’t try then they will not get far in life. It is scientifically proven that people over the age of 30 cannot hear high-pitched sounds, so now they’ve deliberately created high-pitched ring tones for teens so that the teachers cannot hear it. Therefore cell phones let the students cheat in exams, bully classmates and call the wrong people. Due to these reason many teachers want cell phones banned in school or to at least enforce a cluster of rules and regulations regarding to the problem On the other hand there can also be advantages to having cell phones in school such as emergency calls. Our parents should be able to feel safe knowing that they can keep a check on their children by calling them up anytime. And they are very handy when students are manoeuvring around or after school, for example afternoon school activities or pick-up times. A parent’s worst nightmare is not knowing where... ... middle of paper ... ...ll cause bullying and harassment. Works Cited http://www.cellutips.com/cell-phone-ban-in-school-five-reasons-for-three-reasons-against-one-reason-to-rule-them-all-and-in-the-darkness-bind-them/ http://ayushveda.com/blogs/education/should-cell-phones-be-banned-in-schools/ http://www.bullyoffline.org/schoolbully/mobile.htm http://www.blurtit.com/forandagainst/Should_Kids_Have_Cell_Phones_In_School http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/2008/09/new-statistics-on-teen-cell-phone-use.html http://www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/cell_phones.html http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/980360/the_benefits_of_letting_students_use.html?cat=9 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/4903/students_and_cell_phones_controversy.html?cat=9 http://www.ehow.com/list_5969350_advantages-allowing-cell-phones-school.html http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/article704246.ece

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