Essay on Cell Phone Use in Schools Should Not be Banned

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Should students be able to use cell phones during class periods? This is a question a lot of students and parents have asked themselves. The invention of cell phones started a debate for many schools. Many schools accept the use of cell phones but experience a lot of frustration over them. 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…show more content…
Our teachers are supposed to be our role models, shouldn't they know more? To make it easier in life we all should be able to use cell phones in class. Some people ask themselves, "If cell phones are to keep in touch with your buddies, then what is recess for?” Yes, recess is a chance where you and your peers socialize, but in class don't you need to ask your buddy questions that you don’t understand?- (ie. math problems, homework and etc… ), but at the same time you don't want to be rude and yell their name out loud and disturb other students from working. So, using a cell phone to text message is a great idea to keep in contact with your friends. Thirdly, cell phones are just another item, and banning them makes them more irresistible to people, especially teenagers. "As a student, I understand that cell phones are distracting while a teacher is trying to help the students--but at the same time, I believe they become even more distracting to the class as a WHOLE when teachers make a huge deal out of trying to take a phone away or punish a student for having a phone out."( phones could be one of the 5 distractions-talking, playing, throwing, devices, and physical actions. With cell phones you're making less distraction to the class because you’re not disturbing anyone but yourself and that’s a good
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