I had came across an article about ‘Students Are Allow to Bring Mobile Phone to School’ at this website http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080612023003AAagbAH. Actually, I strongly disagree with this article. In recent times, the number of people owning mobile phones has increased dramatically. Now mobile phones are not just for calling, but you can now text, take and send pictures, record videos, access the internet, play games and much more. The variety of functions has increased dramatically. They have also become a lot cheaper. Thus more and more young people now own a mobile. So should they be allowed to bring them to school?
Many schools do not allow students to use cell phones in school because it disrupts the learning process. Most students use cell phones irresponsibly. They use cell phones to talk to their friend during class time. They also use their cell phone to text message or pass on answers to tests, homework, and other class information. Students also use the calculator and camera features in the class as well, which is another disruption to learning. In addition to disrupting the learning process, the signals from the cell phones can interfere with the school emergency response system. Many schools are banning cells phones because of this problematic interruption.
Mobile phones can cause a distraction in education. They can disturb teachers and students. For example, if you were working hard on a piece of work, concentrating hard, and a person's phone rings, it disrupts the whole class. You may become side-tracked or the teacher may be interrupted during speaking to the class. Thus teaching would be constantly disrupted if this kept happening. Thus education standards would deteriorate. Looking then at long term effects, if this was happening every day, you would be wasting five minutes a day, so nearly half an hour a week, and so that would be over ten hours a year of disruption.
Mobile phones provide a large temptation to...
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