Mobile Phones Should Be Banned from School

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By Rico Doran

In a society where almost everyone over the age of thirteen carries a mobile phone, many school systems have banned or want to ban these items from school grounds. Why? The one says it is due to the ‘potential problems’, such as texting during class and the use of social media. Others say it is because they interrupt the learning environment. Whatever the reason is the school gives us, should mobile phones be banned in schools? In daily life almost everyone now is reliable of their mobile phones. It is the wonderful technology for communication, especially for high school students, age 12 to 18. They use mobile phones during the whole day, at home, on the bike and also in class. It seems that these kids precisely during class are using their mobile phones. According to The Guardian, a lot of researches has been performed that most schools do want to ban the mobile phone, this is because it is a very distractive and sometimes also a disruptive device. However, according to a 2010 Pew Internet & American Life Project Study, 65 percent of the cell-owning teenagers at schools, that already banned mobile phones, bring their phones to school every day anyway. They already tried to set a rule where students were allowed to bring the mobile phone to school, but during the hours in class the mobile phone has to be off. But this was not at every school a big success. At first, this is because if the kids are allowed to have a mobile phone during class, the temptation to text someone else, or just checking their social media like Facebook and Twitter, is bigger than if it is not allowed to have one in school and there will be consequences if you use your phone. Also teenagers does forget more often to turn off their mobile phone, so the phone will ring also more often which is very disruptive during class. But not only could mobile phones be disruptive and distractive. In general, there are schools where you are allowed to use your laptop or tablet...
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