Cell Phone Use in Schools

1094 Words Dec 1st, 2013 5 Pages
Cell Phone Use in Schools
The use of cell phones in school is a controversial subject. There is a definite defining line between administration on one side and students on the other. The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. They have become an essential multi-tool wonder. Today’s cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. While students do understand the apprehension of faculty to allow cells phone use school, we too have reasons why the use of cell phones in school can be a positive thing. I believe students should not just be permitted to use cell phones; they should be required to use them. Cell phones don’t just allow students to stay connected with family and
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With the use of cell phones in school, Schools would save a tremendous amount of money on textbooks. Just think about how many books are shoved in students’ lockers and book bags. Those books cost between 50 and 200 dollars and students are treating them like nothing. Around 98% of high school students own cell phones. If we replaced using textbooks with cellphones, our school would save thousands of dollars. This could go to more important things to make our school a better place. As you can see, if we used our cell phones in class rather than textbooks, our school could save a lot of money.
Lastly, if we use our cell phones in school we would, of course, have to use them under certain restrictions. One of the main reasons administrators and faculty don’t approve of cell phone use in school is because they are afraid of cheating during tests. They are also afraid of distractions during lessons and when it’s time to work on worksheets and homework. We would obviously have to keep our cell phones away during these times. We would also have to keep them on silent or vibrate so that our cell phones don’t annoy or distract other students. But don’t worry; this doesn’t cut out all of our cell phone use time! If we use our cell phones in school, we would able to use them at lunch, break, and any free time during class.
In conclusion, people who oppose the use of cell phones in school do it because of the disruptions and distractions cell
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