Opinion – Phones at School

Jared Pullen

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Usually, teachers do not want students to have their phones at school. Phones typically cause a distraction, such as students using social media or playing video games during learning hours. Although that is usually the case, other times students may want their phones during an emergency, when the students may want to notify their parents. Should phones be allowed inside of schools?

“Yes, but not for use of social media,” says senior Troy Adkins, “We need to not use it in class, but keep it on us for emergencies.” Some students believe this, while other students think in another way.

“We should have phones,” says senior Isaiah Shepherd, “it can help some students focus in class.”

Either way, most teachers will find that phones will be a distraction in class, with everyone having access to social media through their phones.