Students Should Not Use Cellphones In School Essay

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The aim of this paper is to observe the harmful effects of cell phones by closely evaluating the many negative consequences of their use in schools. It will study some of the most widely concerned topics of cellphone use in school including cheating, cyberbullying, and sexting. Cell phones first appeared in the 1980’s, and were marketed toward the upper-class. At first consumer demands of cell phones were slow to catch on, but gradually grew in popularity. Since their introduction, almost every aspect of the cell phone has been continually improved and advanced, predictably in part due to Moore’s law which states, “The number of transistors used in an integrated circuit doubles every year”. High demand and improving technology have…show more content…

A cell phone which can be used to help a student study can also be used to help a student cheat very easily since the correct information can be saved on the phone, or it can also be located very easily on the internet. Although many schools have placed a campus-wide ban on cell phones, students have the skills necessary to surreptitiously use them to their advantage. A case such as this has been documented in New York where a group of seventy students participated in the sharing of text messages that included photos of test pages. In Long Island, students with the aid of cell phones, created fake IDs to impersonate other students taking the SAT. Such academic fallacy is often accredited for and slips past watchful eyes, undetected. Teachers should pay close attention to extreme fluctuations in test scores among students who usually perform mediocrely. Rigorous cell phone checks during important test should be put in place to help eliminate the possibility of a student cheating (Baker).
High School Students, as well as anybody else, can use cell phones to connect with other people, often with a simple user interface that avid cell phone users have come to expect. Communication is what keeps the modern world together; with a cell phone people on opposite ends of the earth can have

Dear Editor,

I am a student at the West Demerara Secondary School. Recently we were discussing cell phones and how they affect children in school. Some points struck me which I think need to be highlighted.

Cell phones shouldn’t be allowed in school because they can distract from school work and disturb other students who are trying to study. The guys will either be playing music or games.

Many tests are done in the first two terms and then finally there is the annual examination. Many kids use cell phones to cheat in tests; either they text the answer or ask for answers which is totally unfair to the other kids.

Some children take pictures in the bathroom and text during school periods, while some others text rumours about other kids.

Some people said in the discussion that cell phones should be allowed in school in case of an emergency, but you don’t need to have your phone in the classroom because your parents and teachers know where you are.

Yours faithfully,
Vanika Nohar

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