Can you imagine not being able to check Twitter, Facebook, or messages for a week? People would feel lost. (Stewart) Society is at once reliant on cell phones and other technology. Cell phones have impacted lives, even children eight years youthful, own the newest phone out. People text more than anything, especially during school because teens are probably texting or tweeting about other students or teachers.
According to the school officials, the current rule allows students can have their cell phones turned off in the class which is not a good idea. So schools should ban students having cell phones at all in the class due to the following two reasons: Distraction and Cheating, having cell phones in elementary schools is a distraction. Because students aged between five to ten doesn’t have the potential to control their emotions, the most important thing for the students is to keep track of his lessons. But if students are allowed to have their cell phones turned off inside the classes there is still big chances that every student can have that is whenever the teacher started writing a lesson ... ... middle of paper ... ...dents neglecting education. How there will be temptations to cheat test.
Unfortunately, this has changed today in the 21st century. Now, most teenagers have smart phones that do everything teenagers have to do back then; teens no longer have to memorize phone numbers and spend time making a call to talk to their friends voice-to-voice, let alone face-to-face (Alcanta, 2016). All they need to do now is press a button and make a face call instead of having to go to each other’s
Cell phones are in no doubt a good way to calculate, research, and also cheat. Many students are in a debate with their teachers and school board about whether or not their phone should be banned from their classroom or if they should be allowed to use it during school hours. Cell phones should not be banned in the classroom, but teachers should put some guidelines on when students should use them and not use them, like prohibiting the use of cellphones during tests and lectures but allowed during independent work times. Students and teachers have been battling the idea of having cell phones in class and school for ages since they blew up and got big. According to Greg Graham (2011), he found a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation that
Cellphones have become a distraction throughout schools. Students can’t seem to focus through their classes due to their phones going off from a snapchat notification or a text message. Teachers have repeatedly told students to “Put phones away” or that “Phones aren’t allowed” but phones are still being brought to class. There has been so many cases where parents have had to come to school and get phones from principals do to their kids not abiding by rules. Some parents insist that their child be able to carry around their phone during school hours, but teachers beg to differ.
Some people argue that cell phones are helping them learn more, and are helping them to contact their family in emergencies because it is always with them and is fast. However, they do not realize that cell phones are not helping them learn. Students are not learning if they are using their phone in their class. When it comes to contacting family in emergencies, the student can use the teacher’s phone that is provided on the desk in case of emergency. Years ago, there was no technology like cell phones, but these days’ students cannot go anywhere without their cell phone because they are so addicted to it.
Cell phones are quickly becoming a child and teenager’s new best friend. In fact, they even seem to be replacing human contact, and are now how both children and teenagers communicate with each other. Cell phone sales have sky rocketed at an alarming rate, and many of the consumers are under the age of 18, meaning they are still in elementary and high school. Society has influenced students to feel that they need to own a cell phone to be “cool”, thus making the issue of cell phones in the classroom society context vs. students (area 13). Cell phones have now begun to be a large distraction in the classroom, and are the newest item that many schools have had to implement a policy for; many of these policies simply ban the use of cell phones in school at all.
In high school, I had seen many teachers texting on their cell phones during work time of class. I would ask, “Why I cannot have my cell if you can?” They replied, “Get back to work, Amanda” I felt it was unfair. Why does administration stress some much on students staying focused if they are not focused on students? Work time is meant for teachers to help the ones they are in need. If student feel they are battling attention from teacher for a teacher time with their cell phone, is ridiculous.
There are many reasons for and against the use of cell phones in schools. People who support cell phone use in schools are usually teenagers. People who disagree with cell phone use in schools are usually teachers or parents, who think cell phones are a distraction. A lot of students see cell phones as a useful device but many see them as a distraction during class. Throughout this essay you'll read about the pros and cons regarding cell phones usage.
Parents are more concerned in this generation because of the school shootings, kidnappings, and bullying issues. A guardian will never know for certain if their child is safe unless they had immediate communication. By banning cell phones, it can automatically put a minor at risk. “In an era when many parents want constant access to their children and students live in a digital social milieu, banning cellphones from schools is increasingly seen as counterproductive.” (Gonchar) For example, in a school where 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. Plans change and emergencies are frequent, by immediate communication it can be prevented.