Benefits Of Bringing Cell Phones In School
According to Laverty (2017), having a cell phone at hand allows a student to call for help quickly in a time of crisis. A school attack, a fire, a kidnapping, a medical crisis, and other crises are all quickly reported to the authorities. It can take a lot of time to find a phone nearby, dial out from the school’s system and then finally reach the experts without having mobile phones on hand.
Cell phones are a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, whether you’re trying to get your parents home from out-of-state or reminding your child that dinner is at the right time. Some phones are also equipped with messaging, photo-sharing, GPS, and internet access.
According to Laverty (2017), cell phones and PDAs in particular can be a distraction to their owners and nearby cohorts. There are a lot of ways to have fun, including instant messaging, free internet access, phone calls and other engaging applications. The phones are able to occupy understudies both in class as well as during their free time.
Mobile phone use can have some negative effects on your health (Harris 2017). According to the National Safety Council, mobile phone users are responsible for almost 30 percent of auto accidents. David L. Strayer’s 2006 University of Utah Study compared drivers who were using their cell phones with those who had a blood alcohol content of no more than 1 percent. Additionally, studies have linked health risks to using mobile phones. The National Cancer Institute has published a number of studies on its website that connect wireless use to growth. Other people believe PDAs are a cause for hypertension and distress, citing Harris (2017).
In the Philippines, mobile phones are becoming more and more popular with children in grades K-12, as well as adolescents. More than 82% of high school students use mobile phones, even if it’s not allowed in class. Cell phones can also cause students to be distracted from their studies and to behave badly in the classroom, such as cheating on exams. The study by Pearson Education found that cell phones play a vital role in education.
A Edutopia article entitled “Smartphones as a tool or toy” suggests that a teacher implement rules from the beginning to ensure that students do not break their agreement to not use cell phones in class.
Shusuke Murai(2015) conducted research in Davao City and found that students who use mobile phones excessively perform worse in school. It is not just because they are tired, but because the study materials have been compromised. The radiofrequency radiation emitted by a mobile phone is non-ionizing and can be absorbed in tissues located near the device. A scientist reported negative health effects from using mobiles, such as changes in brain activity. The article discusses the negative side effects of student cell-phone use, as well as the myth of “multitasking”. It also discusses how distractions may affect cognitive function. Researchers have shown in a number of studies that students who use their phones for non-educational purposes can negatively impact the learning environment.