Arguementive Essay

Topics: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Cellular network Pages: 3 (815 words) Published: June 21, 2013
Cell phones in school banned

Students should not be allowed to use cell phones in all public schools. Cell phones used in school can be a distraction. Students are using cell phones more and more each day. Most of them couldn’t live without them. According to Erin Andersen “In an average week, people send 440 text messages 110 of them while in school”. They enable students to distract each other and can play a huge part in harassment in schools. Students may be tempted to cheat on test if they get frustrated instead of actually thinking of the correct answer. One reason students shouldn’t be allowed to use cell phones in school is because it such a big distraction. During emergencies students focus on contacting a friend or parents when one should be focused on their safety. A teacher could be giving instructions and not paying attention could end up getting them hurt. Students contacting their parents could lead to a disturbing mess and it would make them come up to the school and cause trouble. It may cause them to get worried. In addition, some students may forget to put their phone on vibrate. In some cases during speeches, tests, or when teachers are talking it distracts other students from what they are doing. Another reason is that students have a better chance of cheating with cell phones while in school. Students can be pressured to share information to another peer during any exams using text messages. Student might also take pictures of tests with their phones. Also, they can take pictures of a text book and use it to cheat during an exam - it’s like notes on your phone. Some students take advantage of the Internet and just type in the question in Google or other search engines and find the right possible answer for the specific question. In addition, another method that can be used is a calculator. In some exams in math you cannot use a calculator but when students have a cell phone they tend to use it....
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