Cell Phones Should Not Be Banned

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The usage of a cell phone is dramatically increasing today, especially for students. 98% of parents of cell-owning teens say that a major factor why their child has a cell phone is so that they can be in touch no matter where the child is. That statement can be true, but considering that we’re living in the 21st century, do we really think that’s the biggest reason why students own cell phones, just to make calls and keep in touch with their fellow parents? Keep in mind, it’s the 2016-more advanced phones have been invented, and we’ve moved on from the classic old-school “flip-phone”. Smartphones, which can do so much right at your fingertips, have been invented. Smartphones are undoubtedly marvelous, but the question is, should they be brought to school? The answer should be no. Cell phones should not be allowed in school. When a student’s cell phone is allowed to be brought to school, it’s utterly distracting, it gives students an opportunity to cheat on tests easily, it’s a target for stealing, and it immensely increases the amount of bullying. It is well believed that students bringing a cell phone to school can keep students in contact with their parents/guardians during school emergencies. 94% of parents and 93% of teens ages 12-17 with cell phones agreed with the statement: “I feel safer because I can always use my cell phone to get help.” Yes, students can contact their parents using their own cell phones, but it’s not really reasonable. Can you imagine an emergency
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