Topic

phones

3 petitions

Started 7 months ago

Petition to Mr Power

Get our phones back!! @Fallibroome Academy

We as students at Fallibroome are upset at the new changes to the phone policy! Breaks and Lunches are supposed to be our free time but they are not if we are tied down by these rules. We should have FREE WILL!! I agree, there are some people who are addicted to their phones but we should not just ban them altogether. This will not work! We should work with them to educate them about the harmful dangers of being addicted to phones. Due to the rebellious nature to adolescents banning them would just make them want to use the phones more. Just to prove a point. As to the Cyberbullying issue. It will not stop it! We need to work with people to teach bullies to realise what they are doing and to stop it! People who are using nasty posts to bully aren’t going to stop just because they cant use them at lunch, it just stops the awareness of it. As for using them in lessons, people don't usually use them without permission. I, personally have only seen a few instances of this in my time at the school. Technology is the way forward and trying to go back in time just will not work. I can understand where the school is coming from and I can empathise but banning them is the wrong way to go. If there were too many bank robberies would you just close all of the banks? No! It just wouldn't work and that is why I encourage you to sign down below! Please help our students overcome this issue without destroying anything that seems like a cause. Thank you

Fallibroome Phones
381 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Thorp Academy staff, The Northern Education Trust, Andrew Jordan

Unban the use of phones at Thorp Academy

BANNING THE USE OF MOBILE PHONES NOT ONLY MAKES NO SENSE, IT IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE STUDENTS! Recently, a new rule has shocked Thorp Academy students. The rule in question is that, after multiple years of it being allowed, students are now not allowed to use mobile phones at break and lunchtimes, as well as before and after school. This is not only one of the most pointless and ineffective rules you have ever put in place, but it is restricting students performance, and is causing possible injuries! What students want to do in their free time should be up to them, as long as they aren't hurting anybody else. This seems like a pretty fair and logical statement...yes? Well actually, Thorp Academy's new staff have decided that 'Each to their own' is a ridiculous statement, and instead they should increase their authority for no apparent reason. I can not think of one way this rule will help Thorp Academy progress, however I can think of many ways this will help Thorp REGRESS! Multiple times I have revised using my phone before an exam or a lesson, and many a time have I had to text a guardian about something to do with school, such as adding dinner money on my account. Moreover, If a student is now bored at break, they now may choose to fight people instead of playing an innocent game on their phone. If Thorp chooses to ban phones, they will be prevent revision and leave students hungry for the rest of the day, two things which is detrimental to their learning.  Not one student in our school likes this rule due to these reasons, and thus I suggest that you repeal this utterly ridiculous rule, as it is in the students' benefit, and your benefit! Just a quick reminder that I'm allowed to say this: https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/human-rights/what-are-human-rights/human-rights-act/article-10-freedom-expression and http://thorpacademy.org/students/student-voice  

Unban Phones
236 supporters