Phones In School
In my school, phones are officially banned but everyone knows that people keep them in their bags because why wouldn't they?
If they needed to call their parents due to an emergency if they were walking home or something like that then there is a perfect reason to be allowed phones in school.
The policy in my school is that if you are found to be using a phone or if it goes off in class, then it gets confiscated for a week. This is outrageous.
Not that it has happened to me or anything, but I have seen it happen to my peers. It is very unfair. I don't care if the teachers are adults, they carry phones with them and sometimes they even have the cheek to bring them out in class; but that is only the bad teachers.
Same principle with chewing gum; the teachers give you an after-school detention if you are found to be chewing... but then I see them chewing themselves. This is a severe case of being hypocritical and it really needs to stop.
Phones should be allowed in the school because first of all, most parents want to know that their child is safe if they walk or catch a bus home and second of all, I would class it as stealing if someone took my phone off me. Now I say this, because I think that if someone takes something of yours, and you ask politely for it back, and they say no, then that is stealing.
In my opinion, the school is lucky to not have been sued or charged with theft of valuable items! Overall, I think that phones should be allowed in school, full stop.
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