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Cell Phones Question: Schools Need To Decide Now


Mobile phones are handy instruments of suitability, contrivances that permit us to make a call home to proclaim a late dinner arrival or to check hotel reservations via the internet.

They in addition confound police, who deal with people often yakking or texting while driving, but also schools, who are now adapting to the modern times and making strict rules concerning mobile phone usage.

That is good. You know, School time is not the time to utilize mobile phones, and anybody who has a teen in the building understands how much those tools have become the principal part of a kid’s life.

Texting, tweeting, speaking and utilizing the Internet takes a big part of the ordinary teenager’s day. The smallest thing we may do is suppose that they are stopping to use their cell phones during their school time to have a better concentration on lessons.

The Saturday report of The Daily Republic summarized the moves multiple Mitchell school territories are taking to restrict mobile phone usage. The Tripp-Delmont School District has the latest update on the subject, because school board there approved the policy from August 8. Lynn Vlasman, the superintendent, said to The Daily Republic that "we would like our kids to focus on education during their school time."

Nice said.

And dozen other territories have restrictions on mobile phone usage during their school hours. For example, at Mitchell High School students are permitted to have mobile phones during lections, but those cell phones must be switched off while students are present inside the school. But in the middle school building, students cannot have any distracting electronic gadgets.


All through the area, other schools have selected their own policies on the matter — some more strict, some more indulgent, but still policies. If this policy is violated, school authorities can install mobile phone jammers to deal with any possibility of students’ distraction because of their mobile devices.

This is awesome practice, and all school territories ought to allow for it. Kids are visiting school to learn something and mobile phones have a tendency to break in with the awareness span of the ordinary teen.

So if a student requires making private phone call, there still a landline phone located at the front desk. At least it is supposed to be there.

Nowadays, who knows?

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