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Middle School Persuasive Prompts

Why cell phones should be alowd in school

Tiffany Bortei-Doku

on 31 January 2013

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Why Cell phones should be aloud in School
By: Tiffany Bortei-Doku Middle School Persuasive Prompts Arguments for You can entertain youself Arguments For You can have family contact; just in case there is an emergency at home Arguments For... You can use it for useful things like a calculator Arguments For You can text your friends to warn others of a pop quiz Arguments For You can text yur friends to ask to come over after school Arguments Against The student can distract himself by playing games. Arguments Against Cont'd The student can cheat on a test (They can search the answers online) Arguments Against Cont'd The student can text in class Arguments Against Cont'd People can steal it and not get caught Arguments Agianst Cont'd It can cause bullying My Opinion In conclusion, I think cell phones should be aloud in school beacuse it helps us in many ways and emergencies. Supporting Wesites: http://voices.yahoo.com/five-reasons-why-cell-phones-allowed-in-6708318.html http://life.familyeducation.com/cellular-telephones/school/51264.html http://www.pcschools535.org/vnews/display.v/ART/4e6037d2467b9 Cell phones ring throughout schools everywhere. Some schools allow students to pick up their phones while other schools prohibit all use of cell phones during the school day. Should teachers allow cell phone usage in the classroom? I say yes, yes, yes.
For the past three years at my high school, cell phone usage was not only prohibited, but if a cell phone was out, any teacher or administrator could take your phone. Students would then get a written detention and if they had it taken away more than once, the student would get an in school suspension. For each of those three years, more and more students were getting suspended. Parents called in despair saying that their kids needed the cell phone for emergencies at home or at their workplaces. http://voices.yahoo.com/five-reasons-why-cell-phones-allowed-in-6708318.html Research 1 The question of whether cell phones should be allowed in schools has been hotly debated over the years. The reality is, bans on cell phones are hard for schools to enforce. A 2010 Pew Internet & American Life Project study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens at schools that completely ban phones bring their phones to school every day anyway.
Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but try to require them to be turned off during class because they can be disruptive and distracting (the Pew study found that 43 percent of all teens who take their phones to school say they text in class at least once a day). So, before you add your child to your family plan, read the pros and cons of allowing cell phones in school:

The Pros

You can be in touch with your children, and know their whereabouts. (The Pew study noted that 48 percent of parents use the phone to monitor their child's location.)
Your kids can reach you in the event of an emergency, and vice versa.
If in danger, your children can reach the authorities or a medical provider.
Phones can be silenced during class or study periods, and active only in appropriate places.
Cell phones create a convenience that was previously unavailable. With cell phones, you can easily reach your kids for any reason: to ask them questions, change plans, or to simply say hello.

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A recent survey indicated that 68% of students in grades 6-12 bring cell phones with them to school on a regular basis. Most high schools set some sort of policies regarding the use of cell phones on their premises. Some ban phones altogether.

While there are problems with the use of a cell phone in school, many advantages to having one available exist. Schools need to weigh all factors involved in use of cell phones in order to make wise and appropriate decisions. Parents and students should decide together on the wisdom of taking the cell phone to school. This is a partial listing of advantages and disadvantages of cell phone use in high schools.

The first one is students may need to make arrangements for after-school activities. They may want to go to the library or stay after school to consult with a teacher about an assignment they don't understand. They can use a cell phone to text or leave a voice mail explaining what they are doing so parents can better coordinate with them.

It must be seen that the main reason by parents to let their children continue to use cell phones is because of safety purposes. If they have the phones, it is easier to reach them and even know where they are. It is also beneficial during emergency situations when the child can either call for help or be located in case he or she is gone missing.

It is good that most of the phones in the market today have what is known as GPS capability for locating somebody through the cell in case of he or she is lost or missing. These are some of the quite logical reasons why a child should be let be with a phone.
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