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Student’s shouldn’t be allowed to bring their cell phones to school

Cell phones can be a huge advantage to students these days, and could improve and make learning more enticing, but it also has negative affects with it. Students will also tend not to pay attention and use them for the greater good, as they do now. This debate about whether or not cell phones should be allowed for educational purposes will grow and continue to be controversial. Photo from public domain.
Cell phones can be a huge advantage to students these days, and could improve and make learning more enticing, but it also has negative affects with it. Students will also tend not to pay attention and use them for the greater good, as they do now. This debate about whether or not cell phones should be allowed for educational purposes will grow and continue to be controversial. Photo from public domain.

by Aja Landolfi, junior co editor in chief

Cell phones can be a huge advantage to students these days, and could improve and make learning more enticing, but it also has negative affects with it. Students will also tend not to pay attention and use them for the greater good, as they do now. This debate about whether or not cell phones should be allowed for educational purposes will grow and continue to be controversial. Photo from public domain.
Cell phones can be a huge advantage to students these days, and could improve and make learning more enticing, but it also has negative affects with it. Students will also tend not to pay attention and use them for the greater good, as they do now. This debate about whether or not cell phones should be allowed for educational purposes will grow and continue to be controversial. Photo from public domain.

Cell phones are all around us. Most adults, teens and even kids as young as nine have cell phones. Cell phones used to be given to children by their parents as a way to get in contact with each other during an emergency. Now technology has changed so much that most kids have a phone just for the fun it can provide.

According to Schoolsecurtiy.org  cell phones were originally banned from schools because of their connection to gang activity, as well as being a disruption to classes. These bans started over a decade ago and they have been altered a few times since then, but they have never allowed students to have their cell phones in school.

On January 7, 2015 Mayor de Blasio and School’s Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that they are going to be lifting the cell phone ban. If the panel approves of this, the new law will take place on March 2. By the ban being lifted it will now allow the principals of all NYC schools to decide if their students will be allowed to have their phones on them and if they will be allowed to use them.

Many families feel that it is important for students to be able to have their cell phones on them in school in case of an emergency. Families say that in a time of crisis they need to be able to get in touch with each other. Even though this factor would be a beneficial one, if cell phones are allowed in schools there will be a lot more negative factors than positive ones.

“I think having our cell phones in school isn’t a bad thing because if there is a family emergency your parents can reach you and make sure you’re okay,” sixth grader Layla Rodriguez.

Cell phones in the classroom will serve as a distraction to kids learning. If cell phones were allowed in schools very few students would actually pay attention to what is being taught. Why would they pay attention when they could be talking with friends in another school or class, surfing the web, or playing games. The cell phones in the classroom would only cause a distraction and student’s grades would greatly suffer.

“It’s extremely distracting because I know a lot of people who text and drive and even walk and drive so when given the opportunity to use their cell phone in the classroom, they will avert their attention to what they think is more interesting like social media then what teachers have to say,” middle school dean Mr. Angeles said.

Not only would cellphones cause a distraction to the kids who are carrying them, it will also pose as a distraction to the kids who aren’t carrying their cellphones on them and are trying to learn. With the constant distraction of a cell phone going off and being out, many students could struggle with paying attention and staying focused in school.

“I think it’s a good thing because it can be more educational and it could help with school work. Students should have a right to have their phones as long as they aren’t doing anything bad on it,” freshman Nikita Mosier said.

Cheating on tests would also become a growing problem. In many schools, cheating is already a big problem. If students are allowed to carry and use their cell phones, cheating would become easier. If students  are given permission to use their cell phones, administration can’t really limit them and tell them that they can’t have it for a certain period that day. Even if limits are put in place, rules aren’t always followed.

When kids go to school they should feel safe. The only thing that they should be worried about is their education. However, with the issue of bullying occurring in so many schools a lot of kids go to school in fear. When students get bullied it can threaten their emotional and physical well being at school, it can also affect their learning. If students feel threatened all the time, they won’t be able to focus in class and get the education that they need.

If cell phones were to become allowed in schools, it would make bullying a lot easier. Rumors and news would spread ten times quicker than if no one had their cell phones on them. This faster form of bullying would make school even worse for the kids who are already bullied.

If the principals in schools want their students to succeed, they would allow their students to bring their cell phones into school but not carry them around or have them in any of their classes. By having their cell phones in school, students would be allowed to get in touch with their parents after school, and in case of an emergency. At the same time however not being allowed to have them in class will allow students to focus and learn what they need to learn to succeed in life.

“The lift of the cell phone policy is meant for schools that have scanning before you enter the building. It now means that those schools will no longer have the scanning. Our cell policy will remain our cell policy,” principal Mrs. Schneider said.

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    da daFeb 13, 2024 at 10:11 am

    common guys it doesn’t matter

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    QuinnJan 8, 2019 at 2:10 am

    If children’s parents and school don’t care about their phones, so what’s going to happen? Now, the modern technology have too much, and everyone has their own phone. This circumstance is very common. There are lots of teenagers can play phones when they were children. Beside, there are many parents and school take children’s phone away. The school don’t want them to bring phones, because they think children have not able to control themselves; the phone will attract them to play and children is easily to depend on phone to find answers on internet.
    That is my opinion. Maybe This paragraph has some grammar mistakes.
    I’m student, from China.

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    Manita TamangMay 25, 2018 at 8:49 am

    It’s very nice thought👌

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    Joyce RoneyMay 22, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Student’s shouldn’t????

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    patApr 16, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    yes students should not have cell phones in class

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    EthanApr 10, 2018 at 9:28 am

    They could cheat+discract+loss ect

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    EthanApr 10, 2018 at 9:22 am

    THat is not true about cell phones bro

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    Khari WalkerApr 10, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Cell phones should not be allowed because they could cheat

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    EthanApr 10, 2018 at 9:20 am

    cell phones should be allowed

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    GabrielleFeb 15, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Despite the very valid arguments above, I myself, as a high school student in the International Baccalaureate program, find myself using my phone for educational purposes quite often. I use my phone to take pictures of notes I didn’t have time to finish coping down so I can finish later. I keep my phone on silent, and I pay attention in class. While certain students may abuse the privilege to have their phone in class, it is important as well. Currently, with the amount of school shootings rising, I feel that it is an important safety measure as well. Phones can be both an asset to learning as well as a distraction, however that use falls on the teacher as well and how well they manage their class and what their rules are. It depends on the students and people should not condemn the education of other simply based on the few who do not make the best decisions.

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    nicko obenaOct 17, 2017 at 7:36 am

    student should not allowed to bring phones we should borrow to our teacher if their are emergencies

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    HazelEverblazeOct 16, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Hey everyone, really. CALM DOWN. This is a public website. Anyone could see these comments. Don’t put something on here that you’ll regret. Plus, most of you are fighting among yourselves and none of us on the web really want to see that.

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    A.N.BJul 31, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    You can put restrictions on phones so that you only can call and next family

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    ARAJul 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Student’s should allowed to bring cellphones in school because for example if there is a activity specially in research so cellphone is needed.Or of you’re rich anf you have a laptop or any gadgets that you can use for the research so you can use it.

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    unknownMay 26, 2017 at 12:44 am

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    HennaMay 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    And plus this is a debate

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    Matilde krasnerApr 24, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I think phones are good use for school becuz they can use it in case of an emergency and they need to contact their parent

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      HennaMay 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Everyone is saying that we should have cellphones in school in case of an emergency that’s why we have telephones in school to call your parents or if anything s happens

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    ErickApr 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Teachers can simply regulate the time of using of cell phones in school. Cell phones can be used by students to report any emergency. students can contact their parents if the school has closed because of a natural disaster or any other cause!

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    KaylinApr 6, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    so am i i am doing a page on this

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    KaylinApr 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    phones at school is so a bad idea i agrre thats why there are phones in the office thanks bye

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    u cant know my nameApr 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    i am doing an essay right now on this

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      TaerinOct 30, 2017 at 11:33 am

      You ain’t the only one

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    trew596Mar 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    you can play with my car if you get lonely

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        KYEMay 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

        why would you tell your phone number? there could be a hacker in here.

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    hi i like crayons

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    hey spally your a real big jerk and i don’t like you

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    slappyMar 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    hey mrs grey hand I don’t care what u say

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    skylarMar 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    ok we are really sorry we are just trying to have fun and we know we should’nt

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    Mrs. GreyhandMar 20, 2017 at 11:56 am

    i will call your teacher if you guys dont knock off this crap it is very inappropiate and this site is not for you and your gang to be messing around i will have a talk with your parents if i have to so knock it of or i wll find who ever is doing this

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      KYEMay 19, 2017 at 9:25 am

      How you know our parents phone number . Are you stalking people?

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    jeffMar 16, 2017 at 10:37 am

    jk it gives very good info

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    jeffMar 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    you both are dumb

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    skylarMar 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    your dumb it gives really good information

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    billy bob joe jr.Mar 15, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    this site is not helpfull it is dumb.

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    heatherMar 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    milena you got me fiered

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    heatherMar 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    yes you got that right skylar

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    skylarMar 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    there old man problems how bout you but these people need to quit it and live a normal life

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    heatherMar 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    i meant people this is an essay i think she did great phones are just a big wast of time and money

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    heatherMar 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    what are you gays talking about

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    lisyMar 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    why would u like to spank me thats grouse

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    lisyMar 14, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    o shut up u old man nobody likes u

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    lisyMar 14, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    nobody cares about phone im 21 and ive never even had a phone

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      jeffy111Mar 14, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      well im 96 and i dont even know what my number is ok leave me alone young lady or i will spank you and your mommy

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    loghainMar 7, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I don’t like how kids can’t bring phones to school.

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    bobMar 3, 2017 at 8:51 am

    idk people do need phones for emergencys

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    hiFeb 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

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    HadiesFeb 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    HAHOHEHAHA!!! I Shall rule!!! Also phone shouldn’t be allowed in school.

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    HadiesFeb 9, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I am the all powerful Hadies!!!

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    ArtemisJan 11, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Speak, Athena speak!

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    sasha hindsJan 9, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    i think that students should not take cellphone to school because it causes destruction to the teacher and students and also allowing them not to pay focus on the work

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    KidsJan 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    It’s not like we are asking to have them out during lesson time. We simply want to have it there for security. My school used to allow us to bring in phones and leave them at the office, yet for some reason that has changed.
    Many kids bring phones in because we may be walking and in case of an emergency.
    So no, we would not be bringing it out during lessons and if that did occur that’s probably just lack of discipline.

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      ArianaJan 31, 2017 at 8:43 am

      the pupils should not bring gadgets inside the room, Many educators and parents are debating on whether cell phones should be allowed in schools or not because according to me cell phones are not bad or harmful as some educators can think, but the problem is that some students use them for wrong reasons and this makes them bad in school, this creates distraction and it also affects that students’ grades.

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    Posiedon the greatNov 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    As long as phones are silenced they should be aloud.

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    ZeusNov 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    i agree with posiedon

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    Posiedon the greatNov 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Phones should be aloud in schools, but for only important things

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    MadisonNov 21, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    This is a hard question to answer because textbooks are things schools have they cost quite a bit and phones would just throw away money used to buy them.But many who don´t have them are at a loss.But they are great source for information.

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    Posiedon the greatNov 21, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    i think phones should be kept so their parents can be contacted and the authorities

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    jazNov 17, 2016 at 11:50 am

    allow the students to bring phones

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    treyNov 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    you should be allowed to bring a cell phone to school because if theres an emergency you can call to get help if help is needed

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    Innocent CalebOct 30, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Kids and students should not use phones at school because it can cause distraction.Not everybody has phone and when those who have use their’s for information search,as someone said;it can make those who are using their textbook to be at a loss.An individual should go to school in order to gain all knowledge and skills required to survive,so when the student now depend on phones in order to search the web and all that,how are they going to get those knowledge and skills which can help them survive when they depend on phone?

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      treyNov 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      you should be able to

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    HaSep 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    This conversation is so funny! Like almost half of you can’t spell correctly and here we are talking about how you shouldn’t be on phones at school and you guys are acting like your texting lol

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    AldayJul 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    If kids really cared about there grade they would know better and use a cellphone only when necessary

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    BarbaraMay 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    My college professor told me to put my phone away. And accused me for texting and I was only on the Internet I got annoyed and treated like a high school kid. I don’t understand why everyone is making a big deal over stupid cell phones. So what if they ring in class or a text goes off. Keep your big boy pants on for Goodness sake! I wouldn’t never take a cell phone away from a child what if it’s an emergency? And they need to answer the call? I think people need to stop blowing this whole cell phone thing out of portion.

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    Christian BaleApr 14, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I agree to West warrior because they can easily cheat in the exam and they would not be able to be attentive in the school classes so we should be not allowed to bring it at school I am a student of La Martieniere College and if you have got hert there is informry or dispensery or a type of hospital till the time their parents are called with the help of the telephone of college office or class teachers phone and the class teacher and the college office in La Martieniere College has the detail of every student

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    AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

    im a student and they shouldnt be at school kids get anxiety when not checking there phones,dont talk to friends, and schools have computers for research

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      west warriorsApr 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      yeah but they still should not be allowed in school kids can use them to cheat on test and that is not right how can they learn if they cheat uless they learn by their mistakes

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    JanaeMar 8, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I think you should have a cellphone at all times school,work anywhere anytime

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      Fernando ChucMar 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Schools don’t think that if we students don’t bring them we could in a threat so we student won’t have our cellphones we couldn’t call the police and we won’t be safe from others. In a emergency we could call our parents to bring our homework and get information from our cellphones its much faster than going to the computer.

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        AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

        schools have phones and drills for all this duh

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    JarredMar 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

    and life sucks so deal with it

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      MakaylaMar 6, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I believe cell phones should be allowed in school . Some people in that comment section sounded like they were saying all kids use their phones to play games , go on social media , or distract others . Yes that sometimes happens but what about the other kids that don’t do that and need their phones for an emergency , or for girl problems , or to call their parent or sibling about a special matter at hand . Not one student is going to want to go to the office just to do that and say all their business in a phone with other strangers near by. Phones can also be used for educational purposes , like for looking up things for a project if there are no I pads or enough computers or laptops . Phones were never just about talking to people and for games and social media , it was also made to learn and to explore your knowledge about things if you wanted to . That’s why phones have apps and safari . Students should have their phones with them but they need to be on vibrate or just turned off for the moment and then they can use it at lunch or something . And everyone is saying students shouldn’t have their phones what about the teachers ? If students shouldn’t have their phone then teachers shouldn’t either .

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        AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:30 am

        they have computers and textbooks for resources …. and students hack the school stuff with social media …..school have to have computers, maybe read your school agenda or talk to the school board

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    JarredMar 2, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I think they should have phones because it would be a good resource for them to use

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      AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:27 am

      they have computers

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        ParisMay 11, 2016 at 10:20 am

        THANK YOU SOMEBODY UNDERSTANDS

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    Hassaan AliFeb 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    cell phone should not be allowed because kids take part in other activities such as playing games or social media and they disturb other student while learning and some students show of thier cell phones while others get disturbed.some studebt disturb thierparents to buy them a new and expensive mobile.

    If anyone ask to thier parents that wh you gave them a cell phone they say that it helps us in terrorist attacks while if such kind of thing happens the addministration would in form our relatives and parents
    B033354

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    Hassaan AliFeb 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

    cell phone should not be allowed because kids take part in other activities such as playing games or social media and they disturb other student while learning and some students show of thier cell phones while others get disturbed.some studebt disturb thierparents to buy them a new and expensive mobile.

    If anyone ask to thier parents that wh you gave them a cell phone they say that it helps us in terrorist attacks while if such kind of thing happens the addministration would in form our relatives and parents

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    nichaFeb 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    i honestly think they should let students have phones in school but not let them use them and have them turn them off and leave them in their backpacks or something. people. Arguing DOESNT get you anywhere, so instead of being rude to each other try to control yourself, yes i know that what im saying is pretty dumb or stupid but, that gives you no right to be mean to one another. well, just try it, im ot saying you have to im saying its a god idea to try it or think about it before you say or comment something to someone else you know or dont

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      AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:29 am

      students sneak there phones in there bags …im a student i know

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        bobMar 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm

        No way really? I didn’t know

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    lisbethFeb 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I think they shouldnt be alowed to use there phones because they can faild there class

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    Frank CooperFeb 3, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Cell phones should be allowed for emergencies.

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      jared millerMar 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      no they shouldnt because alla students do any more is text

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    JoshuaJan 29, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Cell phones can be a problem sometimes. Like went a teacher is in the middle of a lesson. Then a phone goes off. Other times they can help. Sometimes a teacher needs help with a problem and a student can help with there phone. I am ether way.

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    Heather prattJan 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Cell phones are good at schools,but I agree the office is for that BUT If it is a critical emergency the parents need to tell their children whats going on

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    DukeJan 21, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I think phones are a distraction

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    bobJan 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

    phones are unneccessary and unusefull the only reason kids want there phones at school is to play games and all the positives to bringing phones and uing them are not real and are excuses for using socail media or games the point is you dont need a phone to stay alive ion school

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      james gageJan 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      phones are necesary for everything in life for example if we were to have a lockdown in school then how would each student contact there parents to tell them whats going on in school if we couldnt contact our parents but the school would tell them but our parents wouldnt know if we were okay so how is it unneccesary to have phones at school?

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        TimFeb 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm

        Thats a very good point james

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        BridieMar 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        that’s a good point but that is what the office is for! I’ve had lockdown before and the office not only emailed ALL the parents but called them all to explain in a good amount of time

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        ParisMay 11, 2016 at 10:19 am

        Okay I agree but, think about it do you want a bunch of phones going off while there is a lock down and then the person can find you. I believe that parent’s won’t know until after because making a big scene about it will just make your parents more scared and worried for your safety. So in the future students should just put their phones away because it makes teachers , frustrated, disruptes the learning from others, and kids can get a class 6 felony put on them if they do not ask permission to take pictures of others.

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    noDec 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    no no no no no yes

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    crisanto tandusNov 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    my opinion is what ever…………………………………………………………….hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah funyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

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      jhvlhvhjfNov 24, 2015 at 8:48 am

      yeah that is true they do the same thing

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    Guest000001Nov 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    shouldnt students have the same rights as teachers? they sit on their phones while we work!!!

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    Jerick John CaneteNov 12, 2015 at 5:28 am

    It is right and just that cellphone should not bring it on school because lots of reasons will happen but as our generation today we need the cellphones as our everyday life to collaborate ideas, connect!. As a teens we should learn how to use it in good.

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    kaitlyn wilkinsonNov 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    students could have a situation like Columbine and need to stay quiet but call for help well with a cell phone they could text the parents the situation and the parents can send 911 to the school and less deths happen

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    julie mae san pedroNov 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

    im a student also i understand how cell phones important us. but i dont like how my clasmates uz it. dey uz it just to CHEAT. and it is UNFAIR to some studnts who review study just to answer exams correctly. just saying

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      RaeLeigh StevensNov 20, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      I am with you on that because people do not use cellphones the right way anymore!

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        bugerDec 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

        Why do people haft to use cell phones in school leave them at home or turned off in your back pack. People that cheat it wont take you so far in life.

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          AaronFeb 9, 2016 at 11:45 am

          you clearly use your phone to much, its ‘have to’*

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          thugga thuggaApr 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm

          spell correctly nobody can

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        CaitlynJan 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Students shouldnt be alout becasue u wouldnt be able to do ur work and u cant do nothing but sit on ur phone but school is importtant then a phone because school is bring u to another places like high school and collage school is were you work not to text people and stuff when u are in school do work not text anyone

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          CaitlynJan 13, 2016 at 9:23 am

          Students shouldn’t be aloud because u wouldn’t be able to do your work and u cant do nothing but sit on your phone but school is important then a phone because school is to bring you to other places like high school and collage school is were you work not to text people and stuff when u are in school do work not text anyone

          school is were you do alot of work so keep doing work not on your phone ]

          okay im done?
          do ur work and u will get better grades

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            Kaleb JJan 14, 2016 at 10:59 am

            How old are you? Did you go through school at ALL? NO? Why not? Your spelling is atrocious, and you should also learn where to put apostrophes on where your words. For example shouldn’t, can’t, and wouldn’t. *College

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            #$Feb 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

            U should leave her alone Kaleb J with her spelling and grammar and all that so that means when u see things like that u should let that slide when you’re going to get in the peeps businesses! Ok 😎🤑 another thing u don’t need to know is how old she is or know her personal business at all so leave her alone, no one wants to let their personal business go on social media at all even when everyone can see where she went to or when she went to school and plus what about if someone asked you the same questions that u asked her what would u feel about that??

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          NQmeFeb 14, 2018 at 9:20 am

          Do you like fones?

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      dashanaiFeb 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      the office dosent always let students use their phone unless its an emergency

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        AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

        no i use it all the time

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          Spencer MorrisMay 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm

          Exactly, at my school, I’ve used it countless times in order to contact parents and other matters that weren’t emergencies

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      bobMar 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      You really need to learn how to spell because you are spelling like my 5 year old cousin, like seriously he spells better than you, is younger than you, and he is most likely smarter than you.

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    Ranyl Mae Daniela R. FranciaSep 5, 2015 at 1:14 am

    They should allow students to bring their phones because if there is a family emergency they can easily contact each other.

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      pattyDec 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      no because thats why theres telephones at school…duh

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        KylaJan 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm

        What if it was a private family matter.

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          jake keyesApr 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm

          then they can ask to speak to the kid the phone directly

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          NdumisoMay 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

          What if they cheat in school

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          NdumisoMay 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

          What if they cheat in school

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        brayden russellJan 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

        yes I toldaly agree patty but that’s what the office is for so sorry to bust you bubble but us teachers can’t put up with the sounds of kids ringtones theses days. Some of the ringtones are very inappropriate!

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          joeFeb 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

          some teacher you are, you cant even spell *totally. @B
          rayden Russell

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            Caleb Joseph ColvinJul 23, 2016 at 3:20 am

            I hate to be the elephant in the Room here…but I have the answer 1. The magical thing known as putting your phone on vibrate 2. Having actual self control us kids can have self control believe it or not 3. Must of is do must fine in class with our phones in schools that allow it. There you have your answer.

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            hiJan 25, 2017 at 12:20 pm

            boi boy you better calm down

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            KYEMay 18, 2017 at 9:33 am

            But you didn’t put a capital S in some so shut up.

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          AthenaMar 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

          you await or ask a teacher omg

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            #getrektAthenaMay 5, 2016 at 10:58 am

            Athena,your one to talk, “omg”

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            niomyMar 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm

            this is a debate not a texting word competition so in the matter of humbleness …OMG

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          hunterMay 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm

          not really that is a stupid comment

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          DuhhhMar 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm

          Well duh keep it in your locker on silent like boy what the hell is wrong with you

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            slappyMar 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

            whatever nobody cares

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            KYEMay 18, 2017 at 9:36 am

            But there is no point of bringing it to school anymore so now you sound dumb.

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          lucyMar 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm

          true!! so truueee!!

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        MaryOct 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm

        Emergency requires the police emt or fire department. To notify a student call the school. I have never known of help a child can provide.

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          Babette GierkeFeb 6, 2017 at 7:06 pm

          Yea but the teacher can do that

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          bobMar 3, 2017 at 8:50 am

          idk people do need there phones in school so that they can use it for only emergencys

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        jeggwNov 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        idk lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!}

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        katyJan 31, 2017 at 11:30 pm

        But what if there was a serious emergency like shooting, drugs, and more.
        Why don’t you think more. Maybe the school won’t let the student use there telephone. like you said……duh…..

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        Meow5WoofMar 2, 2017 at 11:17 pm

        But they can get stollen easily in class if some one were to get their back pack and take their phone or even more :-p

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          KYEMay 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

          How, you sound dumb because there are cameras in the school you hooligan.
          P.S. who would want to take a phone that only could call by being plugged in. Your’re a dumby yeah.

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        KYEMay 18, 2017 at 9:29 am

        Yeh you right because STUPID IDIOTS don’t get that theirs a phone in school

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          DaddyOct 22, 2018 at 10:32 pm

          mmmboiiiiii YOU DIDNT PUT A PERIOD 🙂

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      Amanda HazelwoodFeb 18, 2016 at 11:57 am

      i agree with you because if you had a cell phone in school,you can easily gat help if you were in an emergency.

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      houstonleeMar 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      i am is houston lee you should put your phone aw

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        houstonleeMar 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        i am is houston lee you should put your phone away at school.

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        boiJan 24, 2017 at 2:50 am

        idiot
        boi
        idiot

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          THUGMar 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm

          your an idiot. you probably can’t even spell diabetes

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        JoshFeb 22, 2017 at 5:01 am

        But just because you need mobile phones because of an emergency is not a really good reason

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      Margaret FurtadoMar 26, 2016 at 11:25 am

      They should’t be allowed in school due to starting bullying like the article said. I mean like if you have been bullied before and they let cell phones back in school you could get bullied again which would be a very bad thing.

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        Caleb Joseph ColvinJul 23, 2016 at 3:22 am

        That makes no sense they banned them before that started

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      Chris FarrellApr 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      I like your comet the most

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        Anna SkipworthApr 6, 2016 at 5:16 pm

        I think that phone should not be allowed at school at all. Children need to learn to communicate with others without looking at a phone all day, take it from me that’s how I was until I did something really bad with my phone. Now I can’t have it back.

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      JadaOct 23, 2016 at 7:47 am

      These comments are really poorly written (I’m not the best writer myself). If you have an opinion share it, but realize some people think differently than you do. I am in a high school where phones are allowed and it’s awful. People constantly bully each other on social media and pay no attention to our teachers. I think cell phones should not be allowed at school.

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      amnaNov 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      they can go to the reception and call their parents like why is there an reception duh

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      ArhamDec 5, 2016 at 8:20 am

      It is not necessary that the parent’s should be contacted by their children’s phone itself. Many schools have their own phone and the parents can be contacted through it

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      yassDec 6, 2016 at 10:48 am

      theres a phone in the office

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      HarshFeb 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      No , as the teacher has the cell students convey their message to their parents through her cell

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      THUGMar 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      noboy care about you ok

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      LexiAug 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Yes I agree if you think about it bringing your phone is in my county callled BYOD (bring your own device) and u take a contract to your parents then they sign it and you get a sticker in your adgenda saying u are allowed to use your phone. Also in the contact it states u have to be connected to the school wifi which basically blocks social media usage and any inappropriate websites. So u can’t use your data or your phone will be confiscated and other rules so I think bringing your phone is good just dont lose it always keep it with u and u will be fine. 🙂

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      gary pausNov 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      they could just call the teacher to inform the child that there is an emergency.

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      MyselfSep 5, 2018 at 2:59 am

      but they can still call the school and the should can pass the message to you.
      I’m sure that wont be hard

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      Kimberly Nix MurrayNov 12, 2023 at 9:03 am

      Students are children, most so-called emergence can wait until the child gets home from school. You can call the front office to contact the child if it is a true emergency. Additionally, children cannot do anything concrete in a family emergency situation, they cannot drive and you are just looping them into the drama.

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