Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Cell Phones: Should they be banned?

Today, more and more students carry cell or mobile phones while at school; however, as a teacher, I find it sometimes difficult to keep students on task because cell phones go off during class, and students sometimes text their friends during the lessons. The question is whether schools should ban cell phone in schools. So, what rules, if any, do schools have in your country to deal with the growing issue of cell phones. Share your ideas.

Randall

72 comments:

  1. Thanks Mr. Randall
    My teachers always ask us to switched our cell phones off during their class. But I've one teacher who even collect them and put them in his bag till the end of the class.
    And I really agree with him, cell phones can be very distracting!
    Ahmed, Qatar

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  2. nowadays the cell phone is really important

    but not in the class room

    it must be prohibited

    regardless of any reason

    FARAZDAQ84

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  3. I think the cell phone should be banned in classroom. The teengers can not controll the behaviour by themselves. So the teacher should help them

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  4. In my school,there is a rule that everyone has to give his cell phone to the safe of the school every morning.Due to the security,the teachers always gave us the tag or the card with the number that attached to our cell phone . then in the evening they will open the safe and we queue to get our cell phones back.
    Amat's student..NUI

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  5. In my idea, the mobile phone should be prohibited to use in the classroom, because it can distract class teaching and activity. But the school should allow student to take it to school for contact to their parent or friends when they are out of classroom.

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  6. Cellphone is very important in these days but it should be forbidden in class room so I think it must be collected before begging the studying day.

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  7. my son is in kg1, one day I went to bring him back, I waited near the school gate (men are forbidden to get into the girls schools here), I saw my son in the yard, I called at him, he was playing and didnt here me, I shouted and shoted, and after that I went to the microphon and called at him, but he was still playing and notice, I wished he had a cell phone, so I would be enable to call him.
    I think it is a good idea to allow our kids to take cell phones in their schools, as long as they should be kept in the school safe, and given to them after classes.
    If I'm going to reach him late, I can call him also.

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  8. Actually, I think Teachers should pick up all students'cellphones before lecture beginning especially in children classroom. Students shouldn't use cellphones in a school although they just use to chat because they will lose to concentrate on what a teacher say.

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  9. A1
    My opinions is shouldn't use the call phones in class room. Although the call phones is important and convenient but student shouldn't use this. It make student neglect learning and will be been confiscation by the teacher. Its not good in school .

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  10. A1-Phi Hung:i think that the phone is very usefull because it wil make you satisfied with you demand about thing like play game or listen music or check information in the internet.You can also use phone to call and message someone and chose the phone is very important too.

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  11. in my opinion, i don't think smart phone is totally bad. why does it has the name smart phone? because it is modern, so it can help you a lot of thing, especially in study. it can help you a lot if you use it in right way. but it is not suitable for lazy boy, they never use it in right way. smart phone is the knife with 2 tongues. so, it should not be equip for any student.
    from boy in A1 class

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  12. A1- Tuong
    I think we should not let children use smart phone or ipad because it neglects their lesson.

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  13. A1-Phi Hung:i think that the phone is very use full because it will make you satisfied with you demand about thing like play game or listen music or check information in the internet.You can also use phone to call and message someone and chose the phone is very important too.

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  14. A1-Phi Hung:i think that the phone is very usefull because it wil make you satisfied with you demand about thing like play game or listen music or check information in the internet.You can also use phone to call and message someone and chose the phone is very important too.

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  15. A-1 Phuc
    Well, for my opinion, i think we use not let children use smartphone. Nowadays most of them use smartphone for playing games and online facebook or something like that. They will neglet their lesson. Smartphone makes our children become lazy.

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  16. A1-C.K :
    In my idea , cell phone can be banned when we are in classrom...But you know that nowadays people are used to cell phone every where , it's very convenient and popular. So , i think we shouldn't banned the cell phone in classrom if we used it in the smart way.

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  17. A1_ kelvin
    in my idea i think students can use a cell phone in school .Because if they have any problem they can call their parents but use a cell phone in a lesson is unacceptable . i suggest all students should turn off a phone when they go to school.

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  18. In my opinion, I think that teachers should ban cell phones because there will be a lot of problems happen.
    May be during the lesson, instead of listening, students will play games or surf the internet,some teachers don't know about this. Some students always tell that they need to phone their parents in emergency but in fact, they just use for their hobbies. And sometimes, while I am studying in class, there are lots of cell phone rings because they forget to take off, it is so noisy.
    So I think cell phones should be banned.
    Lam Ngoc-10A1

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  19. A1- Tuong
    I think we should not let children use smartphone or ipad because it neglects their lesson.

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  20. In my opinion, I think that teachers should ban cell phones because there will be a lot of problems happen.
    May be during the lesson, instead of listening, students will play games or surf the internet,some teachers don't know about this. Some students always tell that they need to phone their parents in emergency but in fact, they just use for their hobbies. And sometimes, while I am studying in class, there are lots of cell phone rings because they forget to take off, it is so noisy.
    So I think cell phones should be banned.
    Lam Ngoc-10A1

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  21. A1 - Kyuzo
    I think cell phones should not be banned but there must be some rules about it. Nowadays, a lot of students have cell phone and they usually bring it to school. We can't deny the benefits of the cell phone but there also some bad things that we need to pay attention such as students don't study in class because they use cell phone to chat with friends, some cell phones can be lost because bad person took them away. So there must be some rules here liked : student must not use cell phone in classes, the expensive cell phone shouldn't be used.

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  22. A1- Cong
    I think:
    Cell or mobile phone is good, but we should not use in the class. It's worrisome when your phone rang in class. And mobile phone will make you neglect while your teacher is teaching.So, take your phone at home is the best!

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  23. A1-Barack Obama:I think teachers maybe follow the student use the cell phone when the student need call your family but the student shouldn't use cell phone in classmate the student don’t to misuse the cell phone so much because it make The student to neglect your study.

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  24. A1- Tuong
    I think we should not let children use smartphone or ipad because it neglects their lesson.

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  25. A1-Quang: In my opinion, cellphone shouldn't banned because it have a lot of useful. For example, it can be phoned to my parent in case of emergency or it can help student to look up in a dictionary in the internet.

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  26. A1-
    In my opinion, I think students shouldn't bring the cell phones in the school. Because it don't necessary.

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  27. A1-Boo: i think everybody should be banned in classroom because the students will concentrate on their lessons if they cell phone

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  28. A1_SU
    In my opinion,I think we shouldn't carry of cellphone in them school,because it affect to come in class. Although cellphone is necessary with everyone, but not to bring to go in class.

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  29. according to my opinion, students should not use cell phone in school because it can make students neglect their studies. in addition, parents and teachers need to manage your phone's students. Students may only use the phone when school endsparents and teachers need to manage your phone's students. Students may only use the phone when school ends

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  30. A1--- Kate....
    In my opinion, nowadays the mobile phone is very impotant. But we shuoldn't abuse it too much. Student must'n use the phone in the class,because it wiil them neglect and concentrate their study.

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  31. in my opinion, cell phones are one of the most important things. there're very useful, but in highschool, we shouldn't use them. because teengers cannot controll their behaviour

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  32. D1-FOX
    in my opinion, cell phones are one of the most important things. there're very useful, but in highschool, we shouldn't use them. because teengers cannot controll their behaviour

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  33. 1O-D1In my school, cell phones or ipads are not allowed in class because it effects on studying so much. and the students can chat on facebook , play games or listen to music . In m,y opinion cell phones may be used in class that serve studying such as get more information about the lesson ,translate english,...Beside when you have emergency situations from your family you can contact with relative easily .or you can entertain on break like listen to music, play game

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  34. D1-Sun Mén :)in my opnion i think that nowaday the cell phone is very important.i thinhk that we should allow students carry cell phone to school

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  35. D1_Osama Binladen
    in my opinion, sellphone is nessary for student, because they need to keep in touch with their family and their school. However they don't to try to use the sellphone to much because it make they feel tired

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  36. D1-Nhím Bấi Bì :))
    In my opinion, cell phone can useful and can unuseful. It's necessary for us to keep in touch with other people. But when we go to school we aren't allowed to carry the cell phone. <3 <3 <3

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  37. d1_nowadays,the cell phone is very important,so we can use it everywhere.

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  38. D1-In my opinion, the cell phone is used when you are necessary. you shouldn't use the cell phone at school because it don't good for yourself.

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  39. D1_ Osama Binladen
    in my opinion, phone is necessary for student to keep in touch with their parents

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  40. D1
    I think the cell phone should be used in the class. Because it is important for students to look up, find some information about lession....so on ..........

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  41. in my opinion,phone is necessary for chilren to keep in touch with their parent.

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  42. D1-thao meo <3
    the cell phone is very important and useful .the students can use it for their studying or entertainment.especially,it can search information on the internet. it's also a dictionary which students need when they study English.but not in the classroom :v

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  43. I think that the cell phone is useful and important for the modern life but not for student when they are in classroom because they can not pay attention to the teacher's explanations.
    However, the cell phone can help student relax, feel comfortable after studying at school.
    D1-Lee Jewelry

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  44. in my opinion,phone is necessary for children to keep in touch with their parent.

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  45. D1-Truc Nguyen
    In my opinion,the cell phone is very convenient and necessary for everyone like student. They need the cell phone to contact with their parents and to use in studying. But it's not good for lazy students or bad students who use the cell phone on bad things. So we have to make a rule: the student just use the cell phone in the break or the urgent case.

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  46. D1
    It's up to your consciousness.
    You are growing up now,control your bahaviour,you need to find out in order to know what is good,what is bad.So that we can have a meaningful life.
    NOOOOOO

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  47. 10D1-In my opinion, students can bring cell phone to school but don't use in class. They can use cell phones in their free time to listen to music or playing games and the cell phones must be taken off in class.

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  48. d1 I AGREE. COZ STUDENTS USED PHONE DO NOT FOCUS ON LESSONS

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  49. D1 - Nemo Ozil ^^
    For my part, I think cell phones shouldn't be banned in school. Because of 3 reasons:
    - First: If students be taken to school by their parents , they have to use the cell phone to call their parents.
    - Second: Students need information for studying but they can't always ask their teachers, so they can use the cell phone to search information on the internet.
    - Third: Entertainment! After school, in break they can use the cell phone to listen to music, surf the net, take photos with friends...
    Cell phones are very necessary. So "Should they banned?" NO NO NO...

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  50. D1 Hanhquyen <3
    in my point of view the cellphone is really useful for modern life. i think student in school should be allowed to use it as long as the phone must be switch off during the lesson.

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  51. Cell phone is very popular today. if we use it in the right way, it's very effective for studying. So i think it shouldn't be banned.

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  52. Navi D1 i think the cell phone is very important. we should carry it go to school so convenient for call parent when after school and we can use to look up dictionnary.

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  53. 10D1- In my opinion, students can bring cell phone to school but don't use in class. They can use their cell phones to listen to music or playing games in their free time and the cell phones must be taken off in class.

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  54. D1-DP
    In my opinion, I think we shouldn't use smart phone or Ipad in our school. The students can not controll the behaviour by themselves. And I think students can use their phone when they leave the school.

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  55. From my point of view, cell phone is a helpful things. But if you don't know how to use it in a right way, it will become a harmful thing. So you should use it rightly, like contacting your parents, friends, teachers, etc or entertaining: listening to music,onlining facebook....
    So I think Cell phone shouldn't be baned.

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  56. D1- IU....
    I agree with your opinions,the mobilephone is useful for surfing, relaxing, learning and also sharing. But we shouldn't use the cell phone too much. It can affects your brain and your health.Using mobile phone too much will waste your time in studying.

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  57. D1- IU....
    I agree with your opinions,the mobilephone is useful for surfing, relaxing, learning and also sharing. But we shouldn't use the cell phone too much. It can affects your brain and your health.Using mobile phone too much will waste your time in studying.

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  58. D1
    I think using cellphones should be allowed. Using cellphones is very convenient because we can use cellphones to contact to someone for help in emergency situations or It's much easier for our parents to make sure that everything is OK. However, we shouldn't abuse the phone's benefits by texting, calling all the time when having lessons on school because It can interrupt our lessons

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  59. D1--- Luke ---
    Nowadays, the cell phones are very necessary. It can help people keep in touch with another one, help parents manage their children. But at school, students shouldn't use cell phone in class.

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  60. 10D1 Dzung
    In my opinion, cellphone shouldn't be banned because it very convenient and necessary for our life. But we must use its effectively. If you abuse its, its will effect to your of your life

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  61. D1_Xu
    Nowaway, cell phone is more and more popular . The students can use it at lunch to search the dictionary,but it should not use in the classroom.

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  62. D1-Thuy Truc
    In my opinion , the cell phone is necessary but it isn't good for the student in class. So we have to make a rule: The student shouldn't use cell phone in class.

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  63. D-1_Insidious
    just in my opinion,vietnammese students can't not control themselves when they use cellphone, especially in study. Some of them check information for study, the remaining are not, they take selfee picture or something like that

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  64. I'm a student , I have a cellphone now, so i think it's too necessary! that's a means for me to call to my parent! or sometime if you have a smartphone, it will make your life more inresting!
    But you impose too much on cellphone, it's not good! you chat with your friend, surf on internet, fecebook, ALL DAY! Yes, of course! your parent'll get angry, and scold you! Do u like that !???

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  65. Q.H A1: I think teachers maybe follow the student use the cell phone when the student need call your family but the student shouldn't use cell phone in classmate the student don’t to misuse the cell phone so much because it make The student to neglect your study.

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  66. There are two situations in my university. I think it depends on teachers. If a teacher is strict, no one would use cell phone in his or her class. Otherwise, almost everyone pay no attention and just played with their smartphones. Maybe it should be control but not be banned completely...

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  67. On these day cell phones are becoming the most important things in our life. It helps us in many way. So that we shouldn't ban cellphone in school. Beside, not every students use cellphone for chatting and playing. Students can use cellphone for study like searching for information they need,...

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  68. Chinh Cao
    From where I stand, cell phone shouldn't be used in class although they also have some benefits. Students can use smart phone to contact to their family and friends after class because of distration from surfing the internet or chat with friend. Cell phone also help childdren in studying, but they don't use it in the right way. According to these cons, cell phone should be baned during the lesson.

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  69. The increase of cellphone use among students is becoming an issue. In my country, as far as I know, there are no rules in regard to this issue. Surely, every school has its own rule. Some of them could ban the use of cellphones, and some others instead could take advantage of them, like to using them as an educational tool.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall