14 November 2013
Banning Cell Phones in School...It’s Serious Now
The usage of cell phones has skyrocketed by millions since its discovery in the 1990s. Cell phones provide an easy way for people to stay in contact with each other; the problem with that is the fact that many people, especially children abuse that and have no self-control over when and when not to use their phones. We all use cell phones to benefit our everyday lives. Whether it may be to call for a ride home, ask a friend for homework help, check up on a loved one, or even order a pizza. The fact is cell phones are no longer used to just call someone, they basically play a factor into our thoughts and decisions. Every year people continue to ask the same question: “Why should cell phones be banned in schools?” Well even with all the advantages given to kids, many still use their phones to do mischievous things such as cheat, surf the internet in class, distract others while the teacher is teaching, and communicate with others about people in their schools or events going on aka gossip.
Today in schools, kids use cell phones all the time, which has its pros and cons. Some may use it for helping another student with homework but many students now use it to help each other do things such as cheat on tests and quizzes. This has caused a major uproar within schools by teachers because kids now have the ability to text answers to their friends, copy down test questions, photograph test pages, and also put their notes/answers on their phones all within the blink of a few seconds; which leads to dishonest students and inaccurate knowledge of that student’s knowledge on the topic discussed in class. Being caught cheat also breaks the academic honor code and makes you ineligible to make it into NHS and other beneficial academic clubs which is disappointing because maybe students work very hard for those things and potential mistakes such as cheating would be a horrible thing to have on your file...