Pros And Cons Of Banning Cell Phones In School

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Should cell phones be allowed in school? Yes, but many school administrators from all around the nation are struggling to come up with the right answer. The dilemma on cell phones in school arises many questions on whether or not they should be allowed or banned. Even though some say cell phones should be banned from school because they are said to be a distraction and used to bully, cheat, and plan fights, cell phones should be allowed in school because they improve communication between parents and students, they are an educational resource, and in the event of an emergency responders could be quickly notified. While many feel that cell phones should be banned from school because they are said to be a distraction and used to bully, cheat, and plan fights, they should really be allowed in school. According to Kathy Boccella, the author of “Students Use Cell Phones in School to Text, Bully, Plan Fights, and Sometimes Learn”, the increased amount of bullying and fighting at school, due to cell phones, raises concern for the administration. “Administrators, though, have become alarmed by students' increasing use of smartphones to bully each other during school hours, to engage in escalating disputes, and even to arrange fights that are then filmed and posted to social media” (qtd in Boccella par 3). Although cell phones may have made it easier for students plan fights, cheat, and bully, banning cell phones will not stop the nonsense. Cell phones could be put to good use in
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