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Should electronic devices such as i-pods and cell phones be banned from schools? It can be distracting and prevent students from learning.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 16, 2011
    • After 9/11 there was no way I would let my kids go to school without a cell phone. I didn’t care if they were not allowed I only cared if they were worried or scared.

      Now on the flip side of that I put rules into place. Like if they got caught using it and it wasn’t an emergency then  I repo’d it. If their grades dropped it was repo’d.

      They didn’t abuse it (or get caught anyways).




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      Cathie Beck wrote Feb 16, 2011
    • I’d say yes on i-pods (aren’t they for just music?) but no on cell phones for emergency use only. I know some kids are hooked on constant texting and this may be why banning them is being considered, but there are phones & plans parents can get for their kids that gives them emergency phone access without the bells & whistles of taking pictures, videos and texting.  

      Cathie




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Feb 17, 2011
    • I agree...they should not be banned. How about banning them on a class trip? My nieces class took a trip for 3 days and they banned the kids from bringing their cell phones! She took hers but kept it hid as did most of the kids. If the parents needed to reach their child they were suppose to call the teachers or a chaperone.




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      Angelcart wrote Feb 17, 2011
    • Like all the other’s said, they should be able to have them for emergencies.  I know of 2 times we had to go to the school and get hubby’s daughter’s phone back (and pay $15 each time) because she constantly was texting, etc.  I would definately want my kid to have a phone while in school but I have to say, she never had to use it once for an emergency.  (Which is a good thing).




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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 18, 2011
    • Cell phones are needed these days, but how about the teacher has a bin up front and each student puts a sticky on their phone with their name on it and it is kept in the bin until class is over..that way no texting is going on.




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      Mzd3 wrote Feb 18, 2011
    • I like the idea of being able to reach my child when I need to, and visa versa.




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