Allow school kids to bring their mobile phones to school.

Allow school kids to bring their mobile phones to school.

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Meeru z started this petition to Ministry of Education and

Students of Malaysia who are studying in government schools should be allowed to bring their phones to school. This will bring many benefits  not only to the students, but also the teachers.

Despite the ban, students will still bring their cell phones to school. But ofcourse, we see our discipline teachers carrying around the phones that they have confiscated. It is unfair to us. The biggest reason students still bring their phones despite the ban is due to transportation. Students who live much far from their schools who do not have access to a personal vehicle, van, or bus, can use apps such as Grab, Mycar Passenger, Dacsee, etc to order a taxi ride back home from school. Without it, they will have to either wait for a taxi, which is very rare to find these days, or walk back home on foot, which can get very tiring.

Technology these days is very advanced. You have everything you can think of inside your smartphone. With that being said, its obvious that having a phone inside the classroom will be very beneficial as teachers can ask the students to look up a certain topic, search for a website, etc to teach. For example, language teachers as in BM & BI teachers can tell the students to look up the meaning of certain words, proverbs. Sejarah tachers can ask us to look up the history of some place on Wikipedia, Geografi teachers can ask us to search up some locations. Phones can also be used for group activities as teachers can ask the students to create a project and research on it in class.

Cell phones can be used by students to report any emergency; students can contact their parents if the school has closed because of a natural disaster or any other abrupt cause. It’ll be easier to reach our parents using our own personal cell phones, than to run to the public phones which the schools have provided, which are not functioning 90% of the time, sadly.

We understand that adults do not want us to bring our phones is due to the distraction that could be caused. But the solution is simple, teachers can choose to limit the use of phones in class, teachers can choose not to use phones in the class. They can simply confiscate the phone for the day if the student is not abiding by the rules.

There are more advantages than there are disadvantages about bringing cellphones to school. The Ministry of Education should give some deep thought about this topic.

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