Allow kids to use their phones when not learning

Allow kids to use their phones when not learning

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Taylor Flood started this petition to Senator Lamar Alexander and

Kids getting in trouble for having their phones out while not in class is cruel. Students are not learning anything during that period so why can't they have their phones out during lunch or between classes? This is not saying phones should be allowed while class is in session this is saying phones should be allowed when they are in between class or in lunch or advisory. Here are some reasons why it is should be allowed:

  • Teach responsibility. If you can teach kids to use their phones outside of class instead of inside then we are teaching them something important for later in life.
  • Studies have shown that happiness equals success. Students' phones make them happy. If students are happy then they will be more willing to learn and be more productive, hence, being more likely to succeed.
  • Kids will end up getting written up less.
  • Kids can make an emergency call faster and possibly in a safer area then where a class phone is.
  • If a family member is in need to be checked up with but they are home alone then the student can make sure said family member is still okay. This can also bring us back to the 'emergency call' problem.
  • Students can use it at last minute studying because holding other things like a laptop or textbook would be awkward and will be more likely to fall. Phones, however, can allow kids to study while having it safely setting in their palm.
  • Some students may need to use their phone to destress. [[[Let's say a student was being bullied in class. They might want their friend to make them feel better; however, they are on completely opposite sides of the school and little time to get to class. Sending a text will end up being more efficient than getting written up for tardiness.]]]
  • It prepares students for the real world. A lot of jobs nowadays uses phones to access emails and calls of clients. If students are using phones between classes this allows them to get used this type of style
  • Lots of teachers take notes a such with their phones for lessons and use their phones during class. Why aren't teachers punished the same way students are then? More importantly, why can teachers use their phones and yet students can't use their's outside of class.
  • Kids could end up on their phones less in class because whatever business they were dealing with on their phone has been hopefully dealt with
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