Use of Mobile Phones By Students

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Mobile phones are undeniable today. Almost everybody has a mobile phone. Formerly, it only functioned as a portable mean of communication. The function of a mobile phone has developed into entertainment. Furthermore, mobile phone has also come into the schools. However, it has both positive and negative effect on students. This essay argues that mobile phones will bring more negative than positive effect for students. Of course, students use it as a mean of communication and sometimes for an emergency call if they need it. Yet, they would use their mobile phones for both bullying and cheating. Also, mobile phones will make students lost concentration during their study.
Students might use their mobile phone such as a
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This is about students’ morality and must be considered seriously, if not, the future of education would be destroyed.
According to Common Sense Media commissioned Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), at least 52% of students confess that they do several form of cheating relating to internet using mobile phones. Furthermore, more than 38% copied certain texts from a website and converted it to their own work. Also, students might use their mobile either to store the answers for their test or send other students both questions and answers that has been copied or recorded into their gadget (Pickett and Thomas 2006). This is worst situation for future education. Students will be depended on their gadgets whenever they will have tests, quizzes or exercises. As a result, students might lose their self-reliance to their own abilities. Moreover, the dependency to their gadgets would make students lose both their critical and logical thinking.
There are some reasons why mobile phones would make students lost their concentration. Osstrowski (2004), a fourth-grade teacher stated that students would lose their attention during study while they were waiting for a call. Students will not think any else but receiving the call. Mobile phone games should also be considered as a factor that will make students lose their concentration. Once they get addicted to it, they might always
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