Do children need to bring phones to school?
March 14, 2019 4:56pm CST
Good evening friends. Today, I went to school at a parental meeting, the professor called us to tell us the kind of children in the school. She praised them for having good grades, but she had a problem with several students, because they use phones on time. Do you think that children need to carry phones to school?
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In my daughter's school, they are not allowed to bring their phone at a certain grade level. There are some instances were some students need to bring it though. But in those grade level that phone is allowed, they have one big organizer where they put their all their phone and it can be used by the students on break time only.
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• Peoria, Arizona
Absolutely. So many things can happen at school that a kid needs to immediately contact their parents. I know I even helped some kids who needed to call their parents because they didn't have a cellphone but really needed to contact their parents because they forgot their lunch, a project, or need personal hygiene products. Now I was guilty of using my phone in class but it didn't affect my grades at all. But that isn't saying that kids should use their phones in class, no that is bad but they should have it at school just in case anything happens.
• Guangzhou, China
I think a normal phone which can just make a call shall be OK. Sometimes it will drive us crazy if we can't get in touch with our children. And the children can make a call if there is something wrong happen to them. Perhaps it is not a good idea to give them smartphone.
• Gainesville, Florida
Both of my children carried phones at school, but they were not allowed to use them in the classroom, or the teachers would take them away. Most teachers would allow the kids to use their phones during lunch time, or before and after school. But not during school. I have caught my son texting me a few times when he was in class, and I had to tell him to stop before he got caught by his teacher.
At this day and age technology is well embraced by many. But I hope not all students should be given that opportunity to bring a high end phones. They (parents) should also take consideration on their child's age. If inappropriate to bring Apple or Samsung products, they should give them basic phones.
• United Kingdom
My daughter had he phone confiscated by the teacher for using it during class. I agreed with the teacher and backed them up. She lost the privilege of using her phone for about a month! Break the rules and live with the consequences!