Should Cell Phones Be Used In School?. By: Bre’Anna Boykins December 12, 2009. PROS. They enable students to keep in contact with families during school hours Vital in emergencies Make Students safer in light of recent tragedies. CONS. Can be a cheating d evice
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Should Cell Phones Be Used In School? By: Bre’AnnaBoykins December 12, 2009
PROS • They enable students to keep in contact with families during school hours • Vital in emergencies • Make Students safer in light of recent tragedies
CONS • Can be a cheating device • Can be a danger (linked to organized gang activity • Distractions from school work • Disruptive in classroom • Cell Phones and Text Messaging in Schools Contribute to School Rumors and Fear
POSITION No, cell phones should not be allowed in schools. It is a distraction from the learning environment and can also be used as a device for cheating.
REASON Students use text messaging to cheat during test Cell phone texts and images contribute to the circulation of bad rumors Cell phones are also another threat of theft and school violence.
REFERENCES • http://www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/cell_phones.html • http://www.edutopia.org/should-cell-phones-be-allowed-school • www.boston.k12.ma.us/obryant/obob/cellphones.htm • http://www.boston.k12.ma.us/obryant/obob/cellphones.htm