Should Phones Be Allowed At School?
How do they affect our lives? Phones should not be allowed at school. Not only are they a distraction from education, but they expand the chances of a child cheating. Although parents take the excuse of emergencies or even the chance to be responsible, but really, children take the opportunity to be on their phone for mere entertainment. ‘Smart’ Phones should not be brought to school, it may damage brain cells. Emergencies are NOT an excuse. The teachers should be prepared for dangerous emergencies. We all should know by now that not many cell phones are used during emergencies. This could actually DISTRACT a child from an emergency. They would be focused on saving their electronics rather than their own lives.
What are phones used for? Sometimes phones are brought to school, used for entertainment, as stated in the paragraph before. Though students could cheat using their cellular device. Sometimes, allowing the use of the device could make the child more productive. Our lives are being affected by the use of the new technology. Even without access to technology, children could still learn by their peers and the information a book or even a teacher offers to them.
Not only is their education distracted, it is quite often that a child will leave their ringer or notifications on. This happens to distract not only themselves but the entire class.
Dr. James Hansen
sent out an e-ail on Dec. 12 announcing the publication of the
following paper: Survival of
Tibetan Glaciers: New PNAS paper on black soot & Himalayan
glaciers is available at < http:///content/early/2009/12/07/+html >
A NASA press release on this work is expected in mid-December.
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