Cell Phone Should Be Banned in High School Essay

639 Words Nov 7th, 2012 3 Pages
Hussein Hmood ENG, 1101 Mrs. Myers Cell Phone should be banned in high school
When I was in high school, I saw many students in school using cell phones. The students were supposed to come to school to learn, but instead they were texting. I was one of those students. I did not pay attention in class and my grades began to drop. Finally my parents took my cell phone away, and my grades started to go up; from personal experience, I know cell phones should be banned in high school.
Cell phones distraction in class. Student would be texting each other or playing with their cell phone instead of listening and paying attention to the teacher. Jesse Scccia English teacher from New York said “when I was teaching, all too often I
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Although all parents do not agree about cell phone use hurts students. The New York time had an article that said, “If my children are not allowed to keep their phones during the school day off and in their backpack or lockers the school is governing my parenting and children’s behavior during non-school time the school has no such right.” However, these parents are incorrect, and are somewhat helping the cheating continue. These parents who feel their child should be allowed to keep his/ her phone clearly do not understand how it is hurting a child’s education.
Mobile phones can cause a distraction. They can disturb teachers and students. For example, if I was working hard on a piece of work, trying to concentrating, and a student’s phone rings, it disrupts the whole class. I may become side-tracked or the teacher may be interrupted during speaking to the class. Teaching would be constantly disrupted if this kept happening. Education standards would deteriorate. Looking then at long term effects, if this was happening every day, you would be wasting five minutes a day, so nearly half an hour a week, and so that would be over ten hours a year of disruption. Also, mobile phones provide a large temptation to cheat in tests. They can communicate to almost anywhere and anyone in the world. Because they are small, students can

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