Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but require them to be turned off during class because they can be disruptive and distracting. Read on for the pros and cons of allowing cell phones in school to help make the right decision for your child.
Next: The Pros
Next: Can be Used in Emergencies
Next: Can Be Used If Help is Needed
Next: Easy to Turn On and Off
Next: Convenient Way to Stay in Touch
Next: The Cons
Next: Cause Distractions
Next: Can Be Unreliable During a Widespread Crisis
Next: Can Be Used to Spread Rumors and Misinformation
Next: Can Be Used for Bullying
Next: Can Be Used for Cheating
Next: Long-Term Effects Still Unknown
Next: What Do You Think?