Teachers argue that cellphones are distraction in classrooms and they should be banned. Cellphones make students to text, play games and act irresponsibly during the time when they should study. This causes them to be distracted and not to pay full attention to the class. Cellphones can be also used as a cheating device as long as it makes possible for students to accesses to the internet or by taking pictures of the exams charge other students. Camera phones can invade privacy and safety in schools since some students take and spread inappropriate pictures of other students in locker rooms and restrooms.
High school students should not be allowed to have and carry cellphones to school because they can cause distractions, promote cheating and students cause unnecessary issues. “Nowadays, a marked addiction is also observed in technological devices although they offer crucial benefits for users; therefore, a new term has emerged in the literature about using mobile phones excessively which is called technological addiction.” (Yenet al., 2009). Having a cellphone in class can cause a student to be distracted. Students can use their cellphone to access social media; such as Facebook, Myspace and other media sites and apps. Students can also text and use apps such as WhatsApp to instant message each other.
Which shows a con with teenagers using phones for ‘academic purposes’. No matter how hard a school might try to stop this, students can’t help the feeling of going on their phones. Phones have become entertainment for these students, which doesn’t mix well with school. Teenagers at school should be focused at school and only school. Therefore, academically if a teenager wants to be successful in school they must put the phones away.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving Cell Phones to Students In this essay, I would like to point out the benefits of letting your kid have a cell phone when he/she is in elementary and in high school. I will point out the advantages and the disadvantage about having a cell phone. Advantage to giving your child a phone would be for emergencies, parental contact, and academic help. There are also disadvantages to letting kids have a cell phone. They are a distraction to kids, they can cheat using them, and they can cause social media inappropriate behavior.
Students could access the internet and play games or play games that are pre downloaded to their phones. This distraction prevents learning and disrespects the teacher while there are teaching (Cell Phones at School). Students could abuse the power given to them. While checking how to spell a word on their dictionary app, students could easily reply to text messages. Students can also cheat.
This quote lists some examples of what some students use their phones for. Here are some other examples as well, “Cheating by sending, getting, or taking pictures of test questions or answers (Students and Cell Phones). While they are very valid reasons on why technology shouldn’t
Cyber-bullying is accomplished via email, texts, and websites. It is threat to the teens today. It can make teen have low self-esteem, depression, anger and can even lead to suicide. There is many ways teens can prevent cyber-bullying. In order to keep their children safe, parents need to educate their kids, so that in the future kids can try to avoid facing cyber-bullying in the future.
For example, things as peer pressure is one of the most effective way to make someone do things. If there is someone on his or her phone and watching some comedy show, the person next to him/her gets curious. That person will want to watch it too. Further, using a cell phone in class will affect the grade of a person who is sitting next to the person with cell phone. If the person is being distracted, he/she will perform poorly in class too like the person who uses the cell phone in class.
Although some think the use of a cellphone in a learning institution, specifically school can be used positively in order to enhance the students learning, the same cell phone can effect students negatively in many ways. Cell phones should not be allowed in high school or college classes because it is destroying our students’ futures by not letting the students focus on their education, hurting other students, and lastly, it is ruining
Unfortunately, the usage of cellphones at school influence the student's academic average negatively. In class, cellphones could distract students, they could cut the line of concenration for others if they interrupted lessons, and they could be a source of cheating. However, some people believe that using cellphones at school could have an educational benefit and influence the academic achievement positevly; they can serve as notepads or can be recording devices for students to record lessons that was taken. Students will not be able to completely take advantage of classroom instructions if they are distracted by incoming text messages and vibrations from incoming calls. For the time being, students do not only use cellphones for texting and making calling, but also for playing games, surfing the net and listening to music (Austin, 2012).