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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Should cell phones be allowed in school.

Today Mrs Sinclair came in to watch us do writing. For writing this term we were learning about persuasive writing. We had a debate today on should cell phones be allowed in school. I was for so that means my answer was yes. Here is a little persuasive writing I wrote.

Title: Cell phones should be allowed in school!

In my opinion I think that cell phones should be allowed in schools because it helps with communication, learning, and it can be safe.

I feel that cell phones could be used for communication in school. Students can call their parents/111 if there's an emergency, on the other hand some think it is not necessary because the office and teachers already contact parents.
For example if there is an emergency and teachers don’t know about it that is when the students come in with their phone. Another example is when Faka’ata went sailing he forgot his togs but if he had a phone he could have contacted his parents to bring it. This is a reason and example of why cell phones should be allowed in school.

I think that cellphones could also be used as a netbook and for learning in school. They could come in handy when netbooks crash down or if their is not enough for everyone, on the other hand students could cheat with the answer sheet but teachers aren’t silly enough to leave it out and some teachers don’t even print it. For example Kordell's netbook had broken and now he doesn’t have one but if he had a phone he could have taken photos of his learning and notes on his phone and do his learning at home. This is another reason of why cell phones should be allowed in school.


Some believe that little and big kids are to immature for phones but I think that it is the parent's responsibility  to know how mature their kids are and if their kids are able to have a phone. It is not the teacher's responsibility to know how mature the student is and whether they are ready for a phone. For example little kids throw their phones around and big kids can bully other people on social media, but on the other hand we learn about Cyber Smart here at TPS and since we are using school wifi teachers can view what we are doing. This is the last reason and example on why I think cell phones should be allowed in school.

Surely by now you should know why I think cell phones should be allowed in school.







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