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Cell Phones vs. School

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Cell Phones vs. School FACTS : Our Survey: Cell Phone Vs. School Survey
CHSS Students
By: Alanna Roy, Olivia Beuermann and Emma Dale
Hello, we are conducting a survey on the usage of Cell Phones in the school environment. This survey is anonymous. Please do not write/mark anything on the sheet except for the required responses. Before you begin, please fill out the following information.
What grade are you currently in? ______ Are you male or female? ______ Age?______
The data gathered from this survey will be used in a social science project for Sociology class. Please read the following survey carefully and clearly indicate your response by circling YES or NO. Try to answer the questions as honestly as you can.
1) Do many of your fellow classmates own/have a cell phone? YES NO
2) If you did not have a cell phone, would you feel as though you were “cut-off” from the world? YES NO
3) Is you cell phone the vessel to your social life? YES NO
4) Do you text while you are in class during school? YES NO
5) How many texts approximately do you send during a 75-minute class? 0-10 texts 20-30 texts 30-40 texts 50+ texts
6) Doing you text during tests in class? YES NO
7) Do you find yourself texting while trying to do homework? YES NO
8) Do you find it difficult to concentrate during class when you are texting or waiting for a text to come? YES NO
9) If your phone vibrated/went off in class would you automatically check it? YES NO
10) What is your school grade average? Below 50 50-60 60- 70 70-80 80-90 90+
11) Do you personally feel that your marks are being disrupted by the constant usage of you cell phone during class? YES NO
12) If so, will you try to use your cell phone less in class? YES NO
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey The results will be used in 5th period [Week A] Sociology class. Please hand your survey back to us after completion. Thank You Pros / Cons of Cell Phones The following is a list of the pros and cons of owning a cell phone:
Allows instant communication between you and your child
Provides security incase of an emergency
Allows your child to be in the loop with other students
Allows your child to keep up with the increasing rate of technology PROS CONS Can interrupt learning at school. Most students text during class time so their attention is not on the teacher
Cell phone bills are expensive
We become less social when we have cell phones instead of carrying on a conversation with our friends
Long tern physical effects of cell phone is still undetermined making them a health concern
Cyber- bullying has increased since cell phone have escalated. 57% of teens view their cell phones as the key to their social life.
47% of teens say their social life would be over if they were no longer able to text.
42% say they can text with their eyes closed
71% of teens say they talk to their friends over texts, while 38% say they talk to their friends face-to -face. Bibliography Are they bad? Do they effect your schooling? Results of the male and female surveys After analyzing the data from the surveys, the results were as followed:

1) For question one, do many of your fellow classmates own/have a cell phone? Both all the males and females answered yes.

2) For question two, if you did not have a cell phone, would you feel as though you were “cut-off” from the world? For the males, 70% answered yes and only 30% said no. Surprisingly for the females, 70% said no and only 30% said yes.

3) For question three, is you cell phone the vessel to your social life? The females had 70% say no and 30% say yes. While the men had 80% say yes and only 20% said no.

4) For question four, do you text while you are in class during school? The men had 60% say yes and 40% say no, while the women had 20% say no and only 80% say yes.

5) For question five, how many texts approximately do you send during a 75-minute class? For the males, 80% of them said they send 0-10 texts per class and 20% said 20-30 texts per class. However, the females had 80% send 0-10 texts, 10% for 20-30 texts and only 10% for 50+ texts.

6) For question six, do you text during tests in class? Every male answered no and every female answered no.

7) For question seven, do you find yourself texting while trying to do homework? Out of the males, 40% said no and 60% said yes. While for the females in grade 12 said 20% no and 80% answered yes.

8) For question eight, do you find it difficult to concentrate during class when you are texting or waiting for a text to come? For the females, there was 50% of them that said yes and 50% that said no. However for the males of grade 12, 90% said no and 10% said yes.

9) For question nine, if your phone vibrated/went off in class would you automatically check it? Surprisingly for the females, 50% said yes and 50% said no. For the males, 80% said no and only 20% said yes.

10) For question ten, what is your school grade average? For the males, 10% had an average of 50/60, 50% had an average of 70/80, 30% had an average of 80/90 and 10% had an average of 90+. For the females, 30% had an average of 70/80 and 70% have an average of 80/90.

11) For question eleven, do you personally feel that your marks are being disrupted by the constant usage of you cell phone during class? Both the males and females had the same results, 80% said no and 20% said yes.

12) For question twelve, if so, will you try to use your cell phone less in class? The females had 50% say yes and 50% say no. While the males had 70% of them say yes and only 30% answered no. All the males that were surveyed are in grade 12.
All the females that were surveyed are in grade 12. After analyzing the results between the boys and the girls, we came to some interesting conclusions. For a few of the survey questions, both the males and the females had the same answers.

For example, question 11, do you personally feel that your marks are being disrupted by the constant usage of you cell phone during class? Both the males and females had the same results, 80% said no and 20% said yes. As well as for question one, do many of your fellow classmates own/have a cell phone? Both all the males and females answered yes. The results in question one were not surprising to us because most of the student population at CHSS own cell phones.

However for a few of the other questions, the results were definitely surprising such as question three, is you cell phone the vessel to your social life? The females had 70% say no and 30% say yes. While the men had 80% say yes and only 20% said no.
This was interesting because originally we had thought that the females at CHSS would be more likely to say that yes the cell phone is the vessel to their social life because we see so many more females texting at school rather than the males. Also for question nine, if your phone vibrated/went off in class would you automatically check it? Surprisingly for the females, 50% said yes and 50% said no. For the males, 80% said no and only 20% said yes. Again, we had thought prior to completing the project that the females would be more likely to automatically answer their text due to the fact that we see more female’s texting during class at school than the boys.

By asking questions such as seven, (do you find yourself texting while trying to do homework?) eight (do you find it difficult to concentrate during class when you are texting or waiting for a text to come?), ten (what is your school grade average?) and eleven (do you personally feel that your marks are being disrupted by the constant usage of you cell phone during class?), we observed that for some students having a cell phone in class can lead to a lower mark, but for other students having a cell phone did not seem to be a problem at the moment.

The hypothesis was incorrect by stating that yes; all students we surveyed would feel that the cell phones impacted their grades negatively and that the females would be negatively affected more than the men. Instead, the students disagreed with the negative impact of the cell phone and overall the males in the school were more negatively affected by the usage of cell phones. Primary Source Conclusion Hypothesis Students at Central Huron Secondary
School that own cell phones and that text
during class will feel that the usage of cell
phones negatively impacts their grades.
Overall, the CHSS grade 12 females
will feel the more of the negative impacts
of the cell phones, rather than the males.
Female's often text more often than males and due to this, will feel more distracted in classes, which will lead to lower grades. limitations Secondary Source Conclusion VIDEO: Stop video at 5:15 After reviewing some information and comparing it to our primary source (surveys) we have come to the conclusion that allowing cell phones in the classroom has pros and cons, but more cons than pros when it comes to texting during class. Information we have acquired through the internet insists that a major downside to the use of cell phones is that students use them during class while the teachers are instructing. When students do this they miss important information from their lesson. Even one text can effect their capability to learn by taking their mind off of the lesson as they ponder over their text. This therefore impacts their grades by distracting them from paying attention. Teens, during an average week, send 440 text messages and 110 of those are sent during class. Sixty-five percent of teens say they use their cell phones in the school.

It is not just texting on a phone that can affect students during class, with increasing technology and better graphics, students are drawn to also play games on their phones during class time.
Even though most people think cell phones are negatively affecting peoples grades, they are also enhancing them. Some teachers use the same tests for two classes, because of the use of phones, students are now able to text message answers to each other there fore improving each others marks. Also students now have the capability to access the internet from their phones and can have all the answers in the world with just pushing a few buttons. Thirty five percent of teens admit to cheating on tests and sixty five percent say they know of someone who has cheated on a test.

It was not that long ago that cell phones were not used in schools and only wealthy buisnessmen seemed to have them. Now, most young people own a phone. Why do we feel we need them now? Hub, Pages. (2010). Cell phones pros and cons. Retrieved fromhttp://hubpages.com/hub/Cell-Phones---Pros-and-Cons

Aykac, M.A. (n.d.). How cell phones affect the school environmant. Your article logo, Retrieved from http://www.educationarticles.net/Article/How-Cell-Phones-Affect-the-School-Environment/536 Some limitations that we faced when reviewing our surveys were that
we were unsure if all our questions were answered truthfully. We did
not know if the participants were answering genuinely or not. For example, certain questions such as the grade average we thought could be one of the questions someone could have neglected to answer appropriately for embarrassment reasons or in attempt to prove cell phones does not affect their grades.
Another limitation that we faced was whether there was a difference in cell phone use during school between ages since we only interviewed grade 12's and returning graduates. Kennedy, Robert. (2010). Using cell phones at school. Retrieved fromhttp://privateschool.about.com/od/yourschool/qt/cellphones

Naton, A.N. (2010). Should cell phones be allowed in schools?. Tiny Article, Retrieved from http://tinyarticle.com/Art/51955/24/Should-Cell-Phones-be-Allowed-in-Schools.html Cell phones in the classroom. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved fromhttp://..www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXt_de2-HBE

Paslay, C.P. (2009, November 27). Teens and cellphones. Retrieved from http://chalkandtalk.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/teens-and-cellphones-some-startling-statistics-2/ Research Question What are the negative implications of cell phone use on school
grades? Does the usage of a cell phone in school negatively impact
the students grade? Thankyou for watching our Presentation :)
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