Kids Allowed To Use Cell Phones At School

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Kids Allowed To Use Cell Phones At School
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:50pm

One of our nearby county school systems has voted to allow middle and high school students to use their cell phones at school during school hours.

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I agree that it is unnecessary.

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Registered: 09-12-2003

they are not allowed here, you can have them but can't use them. Middle school VP gives the same speech every year at open house and 95% of the time when they catch a kid on the phone its reading a text from mom or dad so he stresses. While they are in our building if something happens WE will notify you. If there is an emeragancy notify us we will notify the kid and also if its a true emergancy they have trained counslors that can help deliver bad news. Guess some parent once texted that grandma died, poor kid in math class freaked out...where is the common sense. Now I went to school long before cell phones, in 5th grade my grandfather had a stroke my mom felt the need to come to school to tell us, really thinking back you could have waited. I know she wanted us to know why she wasn't going to be home when we got home, but then she sent us back to class. I remember being a bit shell shocked and that came from my mom in person,

Anyway, yes I have a cell phone, yes I use sometimes at work. Its my only way to communicate with my DH as he is on road all day has no office and its free to call each other

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Registered: 01-05-2005

I agree with everyone else - not necessary (and my MS student doesn't have one, so there is no issue). We are a fairly light "screen" family (no handhelds, no smart phones, only Wii, shared computer, etc) but even so I feel like my kids get all the non face-to-face time they need, lol!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
I don't think I'd mind kids using them between classes, or on their breaks. I obviously made it through school alive without one, but I do remember times when one would have been really helpful. I think it should be limited to high school though. I can't really imagine why a middle schooler would need one.
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I am so glad to know we are not the only light 'screen' family. We have my laptop and DH's work laptop which only he uses. We have 2 tvs, a Wii nothing else really except my cell phone and DH's. Mine is basic, his a little more fancy but it is for work.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
nathanielsmom110100 wrote:
I am so glad to know we are not the only light 'screen' family. We have my laptop and DH's work laptop which only he uses. We have 2 tvs, a Wii nothing else really except my cell phone and DH's. Mine is basic, his a little more fancy but it is for work.

We're pretty similar. We have two tv's, but no cable, and one tv is only used for the Wii. Honestly, I feel like there's just not enough time in the day for watching tv. When we get home the kids need to read, do any homework, do their small amount of chores, then it's dinner, showers, story time and into bed. If there's a time when they watch tv, then something else suffers...like a chore gets left out, or reading doesn't get done.

I'm really working towards a "no TV during the week" rule.

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