Textbooks Not Texting

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Textbooks, Not Texting

Cell phones in school have been a debated topic worldwide for the last decade. The question everyone asks is, “Should cell phones be allowed in school?” Personally I think cell phones are fantastic devices that people should have to communicate with each other. However, many people misuse the purpose of their cell phones. Therefore the cell phones should not belong in schools.
There are many advantages and disadvantages of owning a cell phone. However, many students who own cell phones use them for the wrong reasons. Cells phones should not be allowed within schools to be used by students because they cause distractions, provoke cheating, and can be used for illegal purposes.
Distractions
Cell phones have many features and abilities that allow students to communicate, socialize etc. This leads to distraction and less concentration from students in school. The most significant feature of cell phones that leads to distraction is texting. Statistics verified that teens with cell phones send 440 text messages a week and 110 of those texts happen in the classroom. Text messaging has become the “future” method of passing notes in school. Examples of students’ texting in class, often behind the teachers back, will make the child lose out on the learning opportunity and affect their studies which soon lead to lower grades. Even if cell phones are not being used by the students, a cell phone that is not off and rings during class time, disrupts the whole class and forces the teacher to stop teaching, wasting valuable learning time. A recent survey has established that cell phones do not provide students with assistance in their education. Everyone who answered the survey agreed that cell phones do not provide students with assistance in their education, nor do they help them concentrate in class, and cause distractions. Another feature that…...

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