Who doesn’t have a cellphone these days? With increasing technology and more child friendly apps and games, children have more access to technology than ever before. Children take their phone everywhere they go. Often young children can be seen teaching their parents tips to using their cellphones. Just like adults, children often are glued to their phones and take them everywhere they go, even to their classroom at school. Should cellphones be banned from school, because they lead to excessive distraction in the classroom? The proliferation of technology and social media is changing the way educators teach and the way teachers and students communicate. This complete shift in the role of technology in the classroom is fundamentally changing the way students learn at all educational levels. Since it is inevitable that technology will only become more involved in daily life in the workplace and classroom, it is important to carefully study how this technology affects learning outcomes. In order to make the best decision the pros and cons to cellphones in the classroom must be carefully compared. Do the benefits outweigh the distraction they may be to students? Let us take a look at how technology distracts students during their studies, and how can we prepare our kids to be ready to use technology safely.
During classroom instruction students can put their cellphones on vibrate, silent or turn them off. Most students will forget to do this at least once in their school career. When they forget and they get a phone call or a text message from someone the entire class will stop and turn their attention to their classmate’s phone. Even if students put their cellphones on vibrate mode, they still can be heard. Everybody will turn to take a look at what caused this sudden noise, and the teacher will be forced to stop explaining. In this kind of situation valuable time is often wasted. With more pressure on