Schools too strict on cellphones, writes student
In school, cellphones are strictly prohibited to be turned on during class time. I am a student who believes that the school is far too strict and that cellphones should be allowed.
One good reason to allow cellphones in class is for emergencies such as if a family member was sent to the hospital and one way that someone could reach you is through your cellphone. The school phone lines could be busy and if we did not have our cellphones on we would not know about this emergency.
Yes, I agree that cellphones should not be on during tests and exams, but when the teacher is done teaching and the work is done in class, there is no reason not to be able to have it on. If somebody gets caught with their cellphone on, even if it’s the last minute of class, or between classes, they will be sent down to the office, have their cellphone taken for the remainder of the day, get two demerit points and a lecture. I know this because fellow students have told me.
My point is that cellphones should be allowed to be used when the teacher is not teaching, when there is not a test, and if the student is done the assigned work.
Bradley Butt Riverhead, Harbour Grace