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Cell Phones in School: BAD IDEA!

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I think that cell phones in school are a bad idea. I have a cell phone, but I don’t use it during school. It is used as a distraction. In recent study, 65% of high school students use cell phones during school hours. At my school, I look at how many people use their cell phone during class time, and it’s a bunch of people. What’s funny is that they find new ways to hide the phone so the teacher can’t see them. Here is a list of ways that I see being used:
-in their pocket
-in their cover (I go to a military school, and a cover is basically a hat)
-in their sleeve
-in their pants
-behind a book
-in a purse
-in a bag
-behind their back
-behind their butt
-literally behind the teachers back
-behind other people
-under a desk
-cut holes in sweatshirt to see from one view
-behind their arm
-looking the other way
Now that is a pretty long list I would say. They use all those way just to hide their phone, when instead they could be focusing their skills on school work. When you use your cell phone during school you don’t see what is being taught, and when you don’t know the information given you end up cheating off of someone else’s work. You go to school to learn, not to learn other ways to learn how to text and hide your phone from your teacher. I think that if you bring a phone to school it should stay in your locker, not in your pocket, bag, purse; est. Cell phones are a distraction during school, so a way for them not to be is not have them on your person.



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buttachiz buckchuck said...
Jan. 10 at 2:15 pm:
my friend txts in class TOO!! im too sloppy to know what im txting in class couse im araid the teacher will catch me. ill stop now..... 
 
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katie_bug said...
Mar. 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm:
I agree but in some views I disagree. Some people have family issues so they have to have their phones on them. They could be texting a family member, or waiting on a call from them in case of an emergency. But I agree that if you are not texting for a good cause, then you should not be texting at all.
 
Sean917 replied...
Jul. 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm :
If that's the case then talk to the teacher asking for permission instead of trying to hide it. If its a family matter I'm certain the teacher wouldn't mind. As such my teacher hasn't mind when a situation like that had come up for me!
 
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