Do children need to bring phones to school?

@Nevena83 (17653)
Serbia
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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@rakski (24945)
• Philippines
14 Mar
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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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
14 Mar
I've never heard of such a thing, but I like the way they organized it.
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@rakski (24945)
• Philippines
15 Mar
@Nevena83 I think that is for the higher grade level.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
@rakski All children use phones here, from lower to higher grades.
@simplfred (7957)
• Philippines
14 Mar
It depends on the age of the student, I think. In case, they should carry one but be prohibited during classes hours.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
14 Mar
They have a ban on using telephones in the classroom, but children still do it, and that's the problem.
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@simplfred (7957)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@Nevena83 Then the school must implement it strictly.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
17 Mar
@simplfred But the school can not do anything, it can only punish them with a warning.
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@DianneN (108801)
• United States
14 Mar
My granddaughter does only because she needs to contact her mom at ice skating practice. She never turns it on at school and leaves it in her locker.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
That's great. Here children also use them in teaching and it creates problems.
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@DianneN (108801)
• United States
15 Mar
@Nevena83 The teachers should take the phones away for many reasons.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
17 Mar
@DianneN But they can not do it, because their law does not allow them.
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@Janet357 (10131)
15 Mar
Yes. But they should be surrendered to the security personnel during classes.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
Some parents suggested that teachers take their phones during their classes, but this is not possible because they do not have the right to do it.
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@Janet357 (10131)
15 Mar
@Nevena83 the security personnel may do so or the principal. Phones are needed for emergency purposesl
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
@Janet357 Here, by law, they can not do it.
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@anil02 (5040)
• India
15 Mar
No student up to middle classes not allowed to carry phones at school.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
Really? Here children use phones in schools.
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@anil02 (5040)
• India
16 Mar
@Nevena83 Here in India it is not allowed to use phones in class room.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
@anil02 That's a great decision.
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@moonandstars (13019)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 Mar
They should just switch them off. This newer generations are world of their own.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
Yes, but they do not exclude them, but use them during classes.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Mar
@Nevena83 Yes, I am aware of that. They use it for quizzes, something like that.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
17 Mar
@moonandstars Ma kids use it for messages, social networks ...
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@LowRiderX (3777)
• Serbia
15 Mar
You already know my opinion about this. I do not think that kids should carry the phone to school. We are talking about children, just so that there is no misunderstanding. And not about teenagers
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
I would also prohibit teenagers, because here I am just talking about them.
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@LowRiderX (3777)
• Serbia
15 Mar
@Nevena83 I know, I assumed you were talking about your child who was a teenager. But there can not be much done here ... unfortunately ... it has long since been a 'child'. And yes, you become old
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
17 Mar
@LowRiderX I'm not old.
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@nela13 (15047)
• Portugal
16 Mar
I gave my son a phone this year as he moved to a new big school and he needs to take the bus and it is not very near home, but he only uses it out of the classroom.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
Yes, I understand, the phone is needed, but it's also used by children during classes and this is the real problem.
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@nela13 (15047)
• Portugal
17 Mar
@Nevena83 my son knows that If he uses it during the classroom I will know and I will take his phone.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
17 Mar
@nela13 That's good.
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• Peoria, Arizona
14 Mar
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.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
14 Mar
I agree with you, but kids also use phones during classes, and that's the problem.
@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
@DesirousDreamer I like how you think. I absolutely agree with you.
@TRBRocks420 (94309)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Mar
I think they should, but only use them when not in class or an emergency.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
14 Mar
But children use them during classes and that's the problem.
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@TRBRocks420 (94309)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Mar
@Nevena83 Yes, they shouldn't use them in class.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
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@dya80dya (12076)
• Romania
14 Mar
Yes. I think they need phones.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
14 Mar
But professors do not know how to solve the problem, because children use the phone and the classes.
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@dya80dya (12076)
• Romania
15 Mar
@Nevena83 I know. They shouldn't use the phones during classes. They should use them when they have breaks.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
@dya80dya Yes, but children do not listen.
@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Mar
I believe they should have them for emergency's, not to be used otherwise.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
Yes, you are right, but children use phones and classes and this creates a problem.
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@just4him (144468)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Mar
@Nevena83 I'm sure it does.
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@youless (96905)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Mar
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.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
All children use a smart phone here and the problem is that they use them in time.
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@youless (96905)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Mar
@Nevena83 It is the same here.
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@moffittjc (50690)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Mar
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.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
It's a good thing you did, but here children use the phone during classes.
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@andriaperry (72446)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Mar
Absolutely not. They are there to learn not play with phones.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
16 Mar
I absolutely agree with you. Children use phones during classes and professors no longer know how to punish them.
@jobelbojel (11061)
• Philippines
15 Mar
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.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
Unfortunately, all children here have only smartphones.
@LadyDuck (207719)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
I think that it would be better if they do not have a phone in school.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
You're right, I think so.
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@garymarsh6 (15716)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar
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!
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
I think you're right. Some parents are bothered when the professor finishes them.
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• Sonora, California
15 Mar
My older niece did, because she had/has a pacemaker and she needed to get a hold of her parents or us in case of any issues
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
Yes, I understand that, but children who do not have a problem, I do not think it should be used in schools.
@Deepizzaguy (17316)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Mar
Cell phones are great to be used for an emergency. Not to be used for classroom lessons.
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@Nevena83 (17653)
• Serbia
15 Mar
You are right, but children abuse and use them during classes.