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Should students be allowed to charge their cell phones in school?


Yesterday a student asked if she could plug in her phone in my classroom. I said, "no. I am not sure that is the intention of tax payer dollars." She came back with, "my mom pays those taxes. What if I have an emergency?" I told her that the phone would last all day if she turned it off while she was in school. That way she would have it before and after and in case of an emergency. She sulked and probably plugged it in the next class period. What are your thoughts?

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    Rosie writes 4 years ago

    I agree that times are changing but students need to still be taught responsibility and preparedness which means they need to plan ahead and charge their phones at home.


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    Donna Hilbrandt (donnah75) 4 years ago

    I don't disagree. Her phone was low two hours into the school day. She should come with it charged. She should refrain from using it when it isn't necessary during her school day.


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    Donna Hilbrandt (donnah75) 4 years ago

    I wish we had that rule! I have the 'I don't want to see it' policy in my classroom, but she still asked. Kids text all day long at my school.

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    Donna Hilbrandt (donnah75) 4 years ago

    Thanks. I am up on that soapbox with you!

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    Donna Hilbrandt (donnah75) 4 years ago

    I was thinking of the power bill increase too. It would be interesting to see the difference if this practice were allowed. Thanks for your comment.

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    Karen A Szklany (Seafarer Mama) 4 years ago

    I agree with you in that the student should be given the message that his or her responsibility is to have the phone fully charged from home when they come to school, from home, then keep it off during class time.

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