STOP THE BANNING OF MOBILE PHONES AT SEAVIEW!

STOP THE BANNING OF MOBILE PHONES AT SEAVIEW!

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The banning of phones in schools is currently a very hot topic, following the controversial decision made by the Victorian Government to implement a statewide, complete, ban of mobile phones in Schools. As of term three, Seaview High School will be following after Victoria. Seaview has made this decision without any student input. What's the point of having a "student voice" if we never get heard? This decision will likely not be altered, as students' voices are rarely heard. However, it is important we still try. Yes, there are negative impacts of having phones in class (I'm sure you've already been told what they are), but there are also many positive benefits. Shouldn't it be our choice whether the positive benefits outweigh the negative impacts? We are constantly reminded, "you all need to start acting like 'adults'" (some students are already 18), yet we don't get treated like ones. People who study, beyond high school, are expected to manage their phone usage appropriately; if they don't, it's on them. Same should apply for high school students. If we don't learn now, we won't learn in the future. Banning our phones is not the way for us to learn better. For those who use them as a distraction, banning phones will only move the problem somewhere else.  

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