Phone Privileges



Should cell phones be banned at school? A lot of schools are starting to enforce the no cell phone rule, some schools won’t even allow them to be out at all. Cell phones can help cheating and can be a big distraction but they can also help a lot too. If something goes wrong at school and you need to get hold of your parents obviously you can go to the office and call home but how much easier is it if you can just send them a text right away and not have to make a big deal out of it or miss any class. Banning cells phones during test and quiz’s is understandable but for the whole day, is that?

Yes, it’s time to embrace cell phones in class

You can go on and on about how cell phones are bad but what about all the ways they help you? Schools are becoming a lot more tech savvy and oppose to always getting out the chrome books to look up little things like defining words or finding evidence of facts why would it not be okay to not just pull your phone out for a little. It seems as if the more you tell someone they can’t do something the more they will want to do it so telling kids they can’t be on their phones at school is just making them want to be on it more. Cell phones help everybody stay in touch and stay in the loop with what is going on around here. Like at Amelia Mrs. Walker uses Twitter to let everyone know about the sporting events or what’s going on during the day. Or even if you need to get ahold of her you can message her on Twitter. The more students are becoming attached to their cell phones the more stubborn they will be when it’s getting taken away for being on their phone during class. The cell phone rule is making cell phones a bigger deal then what they really are.


Some students may or may not know the right time to be using their phones during class but should that effect everyone in the class? At the beginning of the school year the no cell phone rule was a lot more layed down and enforced than it is as the year comes to an end. Some students may be effected more about the rule than others. At the beginning of the school year walking into some classes you had to put your cell phone or any electronic into a calculator holder for the bell and could get it at the end of class. Talking to some of the students at Amelia all had different perspectives but this is what some of them said, “the cell phone rule doesn’t really bother me because I’m not on my phone all the time but it is annoying to not be able to have my phone on me”. ” I feel like everyone should have the right to keep their cell phones at least on them and then get them taken away if they start to become distracting”. “Going from being on your cell phone all the time to not being on it at all or having it on you is a big change and it’s almost more distracting watching it go off on the calculater holder and not being able to know what it is oppose to having it on my lap”.

Do the administrators have the right to take away someone’s cell phone if they see them out during class? Cell phones are a priveledge given to you by your parents and it almost feels as if that priveledge is getting taken away right as you walk into school.. Having some type of rule for cell phones is understandable but no cell phones at all, is that??

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