Part 1 (1): Choose 2 articles which are for handphones and 2 articles which are against handphones.

Hand Phones Should Be Allowed in School – A Students Jeremiad
By Kevin Pinga- 16/2/2009

There was a period of time in this country where hand phones were freely brought to school. But towards the end of 2009, a strict rule that stated hand phones are not in allowed in school was introduced. This by far, has disrupted the lives of students, the comfortability of parents and good communication with teachers. This so called “law” seems to be bringing more bad than good. Thus, I have a serious objection on this rule, and a critical acclaim that hand phones should be allowed in school. Mark my words, it must be allowed!

Firstly, allowing hand phones in school will surely help a student in having better communication with parents in school. On many occasion, especially in the evenings when I would go home late from school, I find myself cursing the public phones in school. With so many vandals in school, finding a usable public phone to contact my parents is sometimes impossible. Phone’s not working, receiver not ringing and even coins that block the phone card slots! I wonder and really ponder, are there really serious idiots in school that cannot differentiate between a coin slot and a card slot? Thus, hand phones should be allowed in school.

I always gave the voice of the schools senior administrator of students affair in my head saying that “You don’t have to worry if you are scheduled to come back early because you will be notified at least a day earlier.” I have no doubts on this, and y es the school surely informs students earlier, so that parents can fetch them on time. But reality simply states that not every students travel home with their parents or relations! Many students actually travel back by public transportation, especially by bus. With the uncertainty of public transport, anything can happen.

Apart from that. he punctures the teacher’s car. rather than in school hours. the bus had a flat tyre at the left back. Many times have I experience. Even with so many spot checks on hand phones being done. It went all the way to Kilang Gula. way delayed from schedule. I also don’t see how we can improve the usage of ICT in school if hand phones are banned. We often hear the government talk about the usage of ICT in . students actually break more rules when this law was created. especially subjects that are not taught in a classroom such as Science. For example. still students retaliate and bring them to school. I boarded the bus. I got home at around 7.Take for example an incident that happened to me just last Friday. Now you see how disallowing hand phones in school can be bad. Why? Simply because I didn’t have a hand phone to contact them. On the way back home to Arau from Kilang Gula. it took up a total of more than two hours. due to the banning of hand phones. This all happens because of lack of miscommunication between students and teachers. allowing hand phones in school also improves communication of students and teachers. he bullies other students and becomes a vandal – just to show his grudge against that teacher. Next. so hand phones should be allowed. especially when there’s a slight change of venue of the subject. you find that a student keeps a grudge on that teacher. a 4. Even many teachers agree with this! As of the bad hand phones can bring. us as students getting scolded by teachers for coming in late for class. to be exact. Perlis which was only about 5 kilometers from the bus station. this bus of mine had to mix routes so that all the passengers would reach their destination. Once a hand phone gets confiscated. about 25 kilometers away from the bus station. allowing hand phones in schools also help students to communicate better with each other. This brings to conclusion that a lot of things happen after school.30p. Then it leads to many other wrong doings of that student.m.30 p. But because of a breakdown of another bus. bus that was scheduled to Arau. Also. But that wasn’t the only bad luck I faced that day. To get it fixed. with my parents worried sick about me.m. You still can find a huge number of students bringing hand phones to school.

Once again. As of the usage of technology in school using han d phones.school. As a student in this modern era. I critically acclaim that hand phones should be allowed in school. then what’s the use of the government investing thousands of ringgit on the “Websense” project that blocks illegal sites? What’s the use of the Ministry of Education spending hundreds of thousands installing a WiFi network in every school if it cannot be fully utilized by every occupant of the school? It is really something to ponder about. I don’t see why hand phones cannot contribute. I don’t see how it cannot enhance the usage of ICT in school. we are actually putting our country one step backwards. tablet PC’s. I picture in my mind students using hand phones. If you talk about students actually surfing illegal and prohibited sites. As stated above in my serious objections. Instead of bringing good to students. I strongly believe that hand phones should be allowed in school. I still don’t see how this crap is being fully put to use.com/hand-phones-should-be-allowed-in-school-a-students-jeremiad/ . it is only bringing more complications. Extracted From: http://teenscosmo. that does not help a lot. I wonder if what they mean is by dummy slides and boring flash videos that are previewed to students in class. But by banning hand phones in school. When I think of the usage of ICT in school. laptops and fast Wireless Fidelity (WiFI) connections to access info from the World Wide Web. Since hand phones are now considered as mobile computing. We are supposed to look into the future and step in line with technology.

And. should students be permitted to use cell phones in school? I believe they should not just be permitted to use cell phones. . and after school. during. of course.CELL PHONES IN SCHOOL Prepared by Elsa Pla Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. Students can also connect with friends. With this in mind. Thus. cell phones allow parents to keep track of their children’s whereabouts before. Cell phones don’t just allow students to stay in contact with other students. but not just because it’s a fun thing to do. Today’s cell phone is cutting edge technology at your fingertips. cell phones make it possible for students to stay in touch with family and a student can call home and ask a family member to bring them a forgotten assignment or lunch money or to come pick them up if they are sick. To begin with. When used responsibly. and they encourage the responsible use of technology. a cell phone can be an excellent school communication tool. having a cell phone is like having a guardian angel. they are also an excellent learning resource. they should be required to use them. They have become an indispensable multi-tool wonder. there’s always the possibility of a student needing to conta ct a parent because of a dangerous situation. my teacher asks us to text or email our friends when they are absent to let them know what’s going on in class and to inform them of any homework. Also.

No big deal. it’s really not that difficult. and they understand consequences. and they will appreciate that. We miss out if we fail to take advantage of the educational power of the cell phone. For example. understanding. and consistent. and the calendar. provide learning resources. If teachers are patient. Finally. Students can learn when and how to use their cell phones to enhance their learning.Cell phones – especially smart phones . no big deal. But we must accept that we live in a world of technology and that cell phones are an important and very useful part of that world. cell phones improve communication. Students can use tools such as the calculator. My science teacher lets us use our smart phones to do research when we are doing group work or working on a project. Conclusion. cell phones encourage the responsible use of technology. Teachers and administrators must find ways to incorporate this excellent multi-tool in our schools. students will feel like they are being treated like responsible young adults. All in all. They can become more independent in their work and more motivated to learn. Let’s make the most of the day and age we are living in! . Plus there are lots of great learning websites – including essay writing websites – we can use to supplement the learning in class. If a student is texting when he/she should be paying attention to the teacher.are a fabulous learning resource. students will surely become responsible users of technology. and encourage appropriate use of technology. the map finder. Again. Cell phones are a quick and easy way to incorporate technology in the classroom. people who oppose the use of cell phones in school do it because of the disruptions and distractions cell phones can cause. Before a test. By allowing the use of cell phones. Students like being allowed to make choices. all cell phones should be placed on the teacher’s desk. As you’ve learned from this essay. the teacher should take the cell phone temporarily away. when we were studying ecology we did research on local jobs having to do with protecting the environment. I’ve used my cell phone in Math and Geography and to keep track of homework.

com The Disadvantages of Letting Students Use Their Cell Phones at Schoo l By BS.Extracted From: the Write Cook: www. but most students will forget to this at least once during their high school career. They are able to silence their phones.writecook. . some cell phones can still be heard. students get away with it. they do it anyway. Students can turn their phone off. Yahoo! Contributor Network -Sep 5. Using cell phones during class is very common. students use them. Everyone turns to look at what is causing the sudden noise and the teacher stops talking. the whole class stops. They often send text messages to each other and this can also distract them from their education. 2008 In most high schools. Sometimes they are caught by their teachers. which is likely to be another student. It doesn't matter to students that they are not allowed to use their cell phones while they are in class. Whatever the rules are at their school about cell phones. Having a cell phone at school comes with many advantages. as well as distract the person they are texting. but there are also negative things that come of it. When they do forget and they receive a call or text message. Even if students put their phone in vibrate mode. or turn it on vibrate or silence during their classes so that it does not ring and causes a disruption while they are learning. This distracts students from their lesson and makes them have to re-focus all over again. but most of the time. the majority of the students own a cell phone. Many people call this the new way of passing notes.

If it were not for that. it makes rumors spread faster. they send a text message to their friend to tell them about it. but during regular class it can be easy to miss. and the overuse of cell phones can cause cell phone network to overload which means that someone who is in an emergency would not be able to reach the people who could provide them help. but they cannot watch all of them at the same time. The problem is that high schools allow students to have cell phones. When a rumour does start. it has become a problem. but since students are able to do this. Some also think that the fast spreading of rumors makes it more likely that the rumours will worsen as it is being spread.com/cellulartelephones/school/51264. and most students will use them whether or not they are allowed to. Cell phones enable students to cheat fairly easily. and that the quicker it spreads. This causes a problem because it can be very simple to do. and their friend sends a text message to another friend. the worse it gets. most people would not have an issue. Teachers pay attention to their students. whether or not they are allowed to use them during school hours. Everyone has access to a cell phone and when somebody hears a rumor.familyeducation. Some believe that when students use their cell phones at school. They can text another person and ask them the questions on the test. and so on.Students who have their cell phone in class can use it to cheat. The main problem that people have with students being able to use their cell phones during school hours is that students can use them to cheat.htm . or the assignment they are given. the use of cell phone increases as each person receives the news. Extracted From: "Cell Phones at Schools: Should They Be Allowed?" life. During a test it is more easier to catch a student who is text messages.

"On average. provided strict regulations regarding usage were in place to ensure students did not abuse the privilege. NUTP president Hashim Adnan said the union's members were worried teachers would become the "inevitable victims" of the proposal. "While the teachers are teaching.The handphone debate By NURADILLA NOORAZAM. who will ensure that none of them go missing?" Hashim added that NUTP members were against the government's proposal because it would not be conducive for all students. the students will be busy with their handphones. Deputy Education Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong had announced the plans to amend regulations in the Education Act 1996. Some students may feel insecure or depressed if they couldn't afford an expensive phone like their peers. "If the government wants to allow handphones in schools.000 members were against the policy. How will that affect our students' self-confidence?" On Monday. "Not everyone can afford a handphone." . there are more than 2. starting next year. National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) president Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Hasan said handphones would distract students in classrooms. He said the provision to allow students to bring handphones to schools would require strict guidelines.000 pupils in each public school and if all of them bring a handphone to school. The sound of ringtones and text message notifications will distract them from their lessons. The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) claimed yesterday that all 180. However. parent-teacher associations contacted by the New Straits Times said the move was acceptable. 19 July 2012 MOBILES IN SCHOOLS: Teachers and parents voice their views on new proposal KUALA LUMPUR: PARENTS and teachers are divided over the Education Ministry's proposal to allow mobile phones in school. they must ensure that teachers will not be given the responsibility to safeguard their students' phones.

She suggested lockers be installed in schools so that students could keep their textbooks and valuables safe. especially for high school students who have extra-curricular activities. "If everyone brought their handphone to school.109599#ixzz2MOo9k0k1 . "This is important.com.my/nation/general/the-handphone-debate-1. criminals would start targeting the schools instead.Ali was also concerned that the crime rate in schools would increase because of handphone thefts and bullying. however. said allowing students to bring handphones to school could enhance communication between students and parents. cautioned that strict regulations must be imposed and agreed that handphones should only be used during certain hours in school. They can alert their parents on their whereabouts through the handphone. however. Extracted From : http://www." Parent Action Group chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim. I suggest the government allow only certain type of handphones to be brought to school such as the basic ones with incoming call and text messaging features.nst." Noor Azimah.

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