Kids don't understand the big deal about texting in class

We’re not even 30, yet we feel like old, old men. School is for learning. Not for text messaging your friends. You’re harming yourself, because when you text in class, you’re not paying attention. You’re harming others, because they’re doing the same thing. So instead of having a class full of kids who know about the Battle of Antietam, you have a class full of kids that know that Bobby McGee farted in front of the entire class! No way! That’s hilarious! That’s not the only problem with phones. Says Tom George, a high school dean:

“Quite frankly, with the ability to take pictures, test security becomes an issue,” George said. “We really have to be diligent about [enforcing] the policy and students not having their phones on during school.”
That is an issue, and we’re sure kids have caught onto that one, too. Now, we understand safety concerns. Yes, it’s nice to have a cell phone on you during the day in case of any emergency. However, that should be the only use of it. But how can you regulate that? It’s tough, but remember, school existed before cell phones. [Northwest Herald]]]>

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  1. Lisa B on November 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    How about a phone that is only for emergency use only. With our technology I am certain a phone can be created specifically for making emergency calls only without the capabillity of making a phone call, taking photos,emailing, texting or anything else. Just emergency phone calls. After all,this is the reason kids and parents use in order for them to have a phone, is in case of an emergency, right?