Cell Phones Banned at School Essay

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People all around the world have many electronic devices, and there are abundant amounts of freedom that come with them. There are so many different technologies to choose from, but one that seems to be quite common among people of all ages, are cell phones. Such technology is great for many uses, but it is not always appropriate in certain settings. The principal at my school has adopted a new policy that bans the use of cell phones during school hours. I support my principal’s decision. Cell phones can be distractions in many ways to students during school. They can cause conflicts between fellow students and between students and teachers. Allowing cell phones during school hours also basically gives students permission to not pay …show more content…
So why would they want to listen to a teacher talk if they can talk about something they actually want to talk about just as easily? When students are paying attention to their cell phones instead of the teacher, their grades will eventually go down, and it will be harder for them to get jobs later in life. Cell phones during school hours could really destroy the learning environment and many other opportunities. Bullying is something that could become a problem if cell phones were allowed during school hours. For example, in the locker room, while students were changing in or out of gym clothes another student could take a rude or unnecessary picture. Those types of things really hurt. Using a feature on cell phones called texting, students can send mean or hateful things to each other during the day, and hurt many other people’s feelings. One more way that bullying could arise from allowing cell phone use during school hours is by students stealing other student’s phones. Phones could be stolen off desks or from lockers; also a student could walk right up to another and take their phone away. There is already enough bullying throughout schools, and there is no need to add one more way for bullying to happen. School is supposed to be a place where students can come and feel comfortable and be themselves, but bullying does not make school a happy place.

Finally, by allowing cell phone use during school
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