Why Phones Shouldn’t Be Used at School

Courtesy of Burlington Free Press

Courtesy of Burlington Free Press

Alex Marks, Staff Writer

Using phones in class can be a major distraction not just for the person using it, but for others around them as well. When someone is using their phone, they may miss important information being shared by the teacher or miss out on participating in class discussions. This not only impacts their learning but can also be disruptive to others who are trying to focus. Additionally, phones can be a source of temptation for people to engage in activities unrelated to class, such as browsing social media or playing games. This can be harmful to their academic progress and ultimately affect their future prospects.

Another issue with using phones in class is that it is disrespectful to the teacher. It sends a message that the student on their phone is not interested in what the teacher is saying, which can be discouraging for educators. It can also be seen as a lack of respect for the other students in the class who are there to learn and engage in discussions. In some cases, teachers may have policies in place prohibiting the use of phones during class time. If this is the case, ignoring these policies can result in disciplinary action, which can further impact the person’s academic progress.

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At Rio Norte, 20% of the students have used their phones 4 or more times. 20% have used their phones 3 times. 20% have used their phones 1 time. 40% have used their phones 0 times. Also, out of 5 responses all of the 5 respondents have reported seeing other people using phones in at least one of their classes.

Lastly, the use of phones in class can have negative consequences on a student’s health and well-being. Spending too much time on a phone can cause eye strain, headaches, and other physical discomforts. It can also lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, as well as addiction. While phones can be useful tools for learning and communication, it is important to use them in moderation and at appropriate times. In the classroom, it is best to put phones away and focus on learning and engaging with the material and the teacher.