Sociologists have investigated the differences in opinion, values, as well as behavior between generations. They have come up with the term “institutional age segregation” where the young generation has almost no interaction with the older except at the family table. For example, the American parents, caregivers, and educators face the contentious issues of kids taking their cellphone to school. Authoritative sources in the education industry have measured the outcomes of this behavior and have strongly opposed having kids come with cellphones to school. The following are the reasons why kids should not bring their cellphone to school:
Source of Distraction
Cellphones are known to distract the kids from their normal school work. For example, most cell phones contain games which are exciting to the children. In addition to that, the children can listen to the music of choice. This does not only disrupt the kid, but also the other kids as well.
Cases of Cheating
Kids are aware that there are online sites whose purpose is to assist kids in their homework and other school activities. In this regard, they know that answers to such questions are posted on the internet. They also know that you can get answers to almost anything through Google. Consequently, the cell phone becomes a major temptation when writing exams.
Advanced technology came with its advantages, and its disadvantages too. For example, face to face meetings are reducing over time. The same case applies to the use of the mobile phones. Human beings are alienated all the more from each other. The eyes are set on the phone screen.
Parents do not desire that their children live that life. Not using the cellphones will encourage the kids to interact with each other. They are going to learn how to play, how to use gestures, and how to interpret facial language. Such a lifestyle will help the children make better social relationships that will help them live a balanced life.
Cell phones encourage bullying, more so the psychological one. For example, kids have a habit of spreading rumors about a certain kid. This is made easier by the fact that the phone can facilitate that instantly. This can adversely affect the performance of the kid. When kids are bullied, their concentration in class drastically drops down.
Probability of a Phone Addiction
If you visit a school and watch the behavior of the kids at the time of dismissal, you will notice that quite a number of students whisking their mobile phones almost immediately. This shows how they feel about the urgency of the phones. Unlike adults, kids may not be able to control their behavior, and such a behavior might lead to addiction.
Kids should not be allowed to have cellphones in schools. Parents, caregivers, and teachers should have other ways of handling the advantages of such cellphones in schools. For example, the school management should have the list of all the parents/guardians of the kids in case of an emergency. In such cases, the kid can use the schools phones or the teachers’ cellphone. If the kid must come with the cellphone to school, then he or she must not be allowed to have it around.