Eng. Per. 2
17 May 2010
Electronic Devices in USE!
Electronic devices, including cell phones, are very helpful resources during school hours. Emergencies always happen and in case of emergency cell phones come in handy. Students are required to pay attention in class, yet no one said anything about having to pay attention during lunch or passing periods. There should be no worries about students being distracted during lunch, or passing periods because class is not in session!
Electronic devices should be allowed during school hours. Parents always want to keep in touch with their children to see how they are doing during school. Maya Cohen bullet points some pro’s about cell phone use during school hours, and two of those were, “You can keep in touch with your children and know their whereabouts and if in danger, your children can reach the authorities or a medical provider.” When severe accidents happen, there’s really no way to communicate with others because of this rule. Because of this rule, you don’t get any help because of the fact that you cannot use cell phones. In one of Maya Cohen’s pro’s she mentions how phones can be silenced during class or study periods and active only in appropriate places. Because of a small mistake, students get punished with on fault. A teacher can assume that you’re texting because your phone went off, but they don’t have actual proof. Students need a stand for this because accidents always happen.
My next claim is that other electronic devices like cameras and Ipods don’t make any disruptions unless they’re being used during teaching hours. Cameras are useful for special occasions. Special occasions can come up and you want to take pictures for memories. Students have lives too, and every student has a birthday. When they come up we all want to take pictures with friends but can’t because of the rules. It’s not like you’re taking pictures of anything disturbing during school time. As...