Most schools allow students to bring cellphones to school. However, many schools don’t officially allow students to use cell phones during class time. But, when the teacher is busy helping out another student or writing on the board, out come the phones as students send instant messages to friends, listen to music, or watch videos on the Internet. Eventually (At the end), the teacher notices and warns them that their phones will be confiscated (taken away). The phones disappear for a moment — until the next opportunity arises to secretly pull them out again.
I believe that cell phones SHOULD be allowed in public schools for many reasons.
Cell phones are good for education. First you can use cell phones for research purposes. Although most schools have at least one computer in the classroom and a computer lab, sometimes this still isn’t enough. It can also be expensive to provide a computer to each student at school, so a good option is to use cell phones for research instead.
Cellphones have many apps that are good for educational as well. Some people think that some apps are bad and kids will get distracted (not pay attention to class) and use them in class. Which do you think would be more fun and exciting for a student: Either studying with a boring book that is hard to understand or playing an educational app?
Believe it or not, a cell phone could save your life. Here is an example: On April 20, 1999, two teenagers walked into Columbine High school carrying guns and bombs. They intended (planned; wanted) to do some major damage to school and students. Thirteen students were murdered that day. One student called 911 and gave the location of the school, and description (details about what something or someone is like) of the murderers. If it weren’t for him and his cellphone, many other students would have died.
Do schools in your city allow use of cellphones in classroom?
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