Phoneless in The Age Of Phones

babyAre you another phoneless middle school kid who has to borrow your friend’s phone when you stay after school?

I always used to get frustrated when I didn’t know how to call 832 numbers on the school phone until I got a flip phone. Let me just say, it made life a lot easier. It is critical that students should be able to own a phone when they start middle school.

In middle school, a phone is very useful. Even a flip phone can come in handy when you want to stay after school for activities or if you want to practice your instrument after school. I think a cellphone could be an educational tool or a safety tool. Kids should get phones when they graduate from elementary school to be more safe, have more responsibility, and be more mature. Most of the students who keep them, only use them for non academic purposes, but in the school Barrington School District 220, teachers let kids have their phones during class because they believe it is the students choice to pay attention or to ignore the teacher. “The reason we went to that policy was hopefully to prepare young adults to turn their phones off when they’re supposed to be off and to use them in the right way.” Barrington Dean of Students James Hawrysko said.

When you were younger and less mature, all a phone would do is to ruin your grades because there’s completely no use for a phone in elementary school. Yes, alot of articles say a phone can help you learn. Yes, there are a lot educational games out there, and yes, video games can make kids more responsible, but they are only a disturbance at this age. I have seen some kids fail tests and forget to do their homework because of a phone in elementary school, but in middle school, not as much. Abou Kamanzi says “I cannot do my mathimatic exercises without listening to heavy music beats” In elementary school, we need to limit ourselves for our own good.

I think a cellphone could be an educational tool and it could be a safety tool. Kids should get phones when they graduate from elementary school to be more safe, have more responsibility, and be more mature.

— written by Victor Y.

 Works Cited

“New Milestone Emerges: Baby’s First iPhone App …” 2013. 3 Mar. 2015

 Rossi, Madison. “I Can Use My Cell Phone at School.” Chicago Tribune. 17 Oct. 2013: 8. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 03 Mar. 2015

“‘Students Are Not Mature Enough to Own Phones’.” AllAfrica.com. 12 Jun. 2013: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 03 Mar. 2015

 

 

 

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