Students Should Not Be Allowed to Bring Mobile Phones to School

598 Words Jan 27th, 2008 3 Pages
In recent times, the number of people owning mobile phones has increased dramatically. Now mobile phones are not just for calling, but you can now text, take and send pictures, record videos, access the internet, play games and much more. The variety of functions has increased dramatically. They have also become a lot cheaper. Thus more and more young people now own a mobile. So should they be allowed to bring them to school? Mobile phones can cause a distraction in education. They can disturb teachers and students. For example, if you were working hard on a piece of work, concentrating hard, and a person's phone rings, it disrupts the whole class. You may become side-tracked or the teacher may be interrupted during speaking to the …show more content…
They may give their number to someone who they don't know very well or maybe a friendly stranger tempting them, and so they may be putting themselves in danger. Paedophiles are more likely to target younger students as well.
I know that you may say that mobile phones have made our lives a lot simpler. But at school, a child can be accessed fairly easily through the school office, so there should be no need for a mobile phone in school. And if a student is stranded when school finishes the school office is still open. And as a last resort, a teacher could lend his or her phone in an emergency.
Overall, I feel that mobile phones should be banned in school, or that students should be allowed them as long as they are switched off at all times in the school day. However I feel that everyone has to follow the same protocol – staff included. I have been in lessons where teacher's phones have started to ring and they leave the room to answer it but I feel that this is slightly hypocritical – those who enforce the rules are allowed to break them. So I put forward the solution that ALL mobile phones should be switched off during school hours and if a parent needs to make contact with their child they should ring the school office who will pass on the
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