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Should middle school students be allowed to use cell phones in school?

By Marissa and Ikang

Marissa Hodges

on 6 March 2013

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Transcript of Should middle school students be allowed to use cell phones in school?

By: Marissa and Ikang Should middle school students be allowed to use cell phones in school? Background Information Pros: Cons: Personal Opinions: Statistics and Data: Some schools do not allow middle school students to have cell phone because they don’t trust them.Or think that it will distract them. We have a way it will be helpful in school and won’t distract them. •We need cell phones for safety issues.
•Parents could contact their kids easily.
•Phones can be silenced during class or study periods and active only in appropriate places.
• You can be in touch with your children, and know where they are.
•Your kids can reach you in the event of an emergency, and vice versa. http://life.familyeducation.com/cellular-telephones/school/51264.html?page=2&detoured=1 http://life.familyeducation.com/cellular-telephones/school/51264.html?page=1&detoured=1 • Students can text in class.
•Students often forget to turn off their phones in class and ringing noises disrupt learning.
•Phones can be used as cheating devices during exams.
•Phones with a connection to the Internet can be used for cyber bullying.
•Cellphones can be used for spreading rumors. • 18% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has positively influenced their education.
•Only 12% of teens can have cellphones at all times in school.
•62% of students can have cellphones in school but not in class. http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones/Chapter-4/Mobile-phones-and-schools.aspx Methods/Real Life Examples: Summary/Conclusion: In a Tampa bay high school a teacher announces to her students to search up on their cellphones the works D.H. Lawrence and to find out some facts about him. Instantly the teenagers were sharing their internet discoveries. They found out that he lived during world war 1 and many other facts about him. http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/some-tampa-bay-high-schools-allow-cell-phones-to-be-used-in-class/1041399 We both think that middle school students should be able to use cell phones in school because we think that every one is responsible and can handle having cell phones. In conclusion, we think that middle school students should be responsible enough to have cell phones and be trusted to not abuse it.
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