Phones in School: Fair or Foul?


Summer Boling, Reporter

Many schools nation wide are starting to ban phones on campus, labeling them as both hazardous and distracting.

However, these schools don’t realize the harm they are doing to their own atmosphere and educational process by cutting such a resource. To antagonize cellphones and general wifi is to deny the direction that education as a whole is moving; forward.

With time it is evident that people tend to be nervous around the idea of reworking education, afraid to break an imperfect system. However, a phone is already a basic standard of American society, and it should come as no surprise that it is beginning to integrate itself into the nation’s school systems.

The standing question is if they offer any major progress to students.

To start, a phone not only allows for easy communication amongst the student body as a whole, but also makes way for much quicker distribution of information, thus building a more proper environment. That being said, when a teacher doesn’t utilize the technology given to them it harms the student.

Consistency is key to an effective education, if one teacher is going to use phones, all must follow in suite.

The use of a phone in school settings also opens for more versatile methods inside the classroom itself. With quicker communication and smarter technology lessons can be shot to a much higher level of involvement. This also helps the educator reach more types of learner, from visualizers to audible learners.

Therefore, having phones in schools is anything but a hinderance, if anything, it is the direction forward. Withholding phones from the education process will only slow the process entirely, harming the student body as a whole.