The Use of Cell Phones by High School Students

The question on whether cell phones be used by high school students or not, has been under research. A research conducted shows that, cell phones should not be allowed to used during class time by high school students. However, the students should be only be allowed to use the mobile phones during break times only. This is mainly done to safeguard the personal rights of the students, to enhance their effective and essential communication skills, and to give room for students to deal and manage their privacy issues. The act of allowing students to use mobile phones has faced a lot of sharp criticism but a lot of sources have been cited that promote the use of mobile phones by students to achieve the above-stated goals.

Many sources have supported that mobile phones should be used as a personal right for the students. Different authors and researchers have indicated that, denying students a right to use their phones is a violation of their personal rights.

  • Cooke, Sean ‘reasonable suspicion, unreasonable research: defining fourth amendment protection against searches of students’ personal electronic device by public school offices. Heinlein 293 (212).

This article shows the legality of the use of mobile phones by the student in school. The author’s main argument is grounded on the fact that learners should not be harassed in the name of phone searching. He argues and supports his arguments that those searches that are conducted on the students are illegal and that they violate the students personal rights. So, he goes ahead and says that the conducted search should be warranted. The author puts it clear that, the warranted search should be guided by evidence rather than suspicions and assumptions.

The article is a reliable one that was published by the most renowned legal researcher and author Cooke who is a candidate for the capital university law school and lays a foundation towards the understanding of the important positive aspects of cell phone use among high school students. He is concerned with the students’ protection against administration impunity. He creates a room for a court to create a legal framework to hear the students’ grievances when they are denied their personal rights.

  • Pachler Norbert, Ben Bechmair and John Cooke. Mobile learning. Structures agency practices, New York, NY springer science and media, 2009 print.

The author generally talks about the use of cell phones in schools. His argument has concentrated on the personal rights that must be attached to the use of cell phone by high school students. He explores the privacy concerns that should be taken into consideration by the educators. He fully supports his argument by saying that, students should strongly reject teachers from confiscating their cell phones because doing so will be a total violation of the students’ rights.

He tries to educate teachers by using his research on the various ways they can manage the use of cell phones in schools. His research has clarified this.

The information found in this article is trusted, reliable and recent because it was published in 2009 by spring science media, an international media.

  • Loudova, Irena, Jana Marie Herigerora and Jiri Havinger. The communication between schools and families from the perspective of parents of high school students. Precedia-social and behavioural sciences. 174(2015):1242-1246.

The article basically shows the importance of effective communication between the schools, the students and the parents or guardians. The article takes a center stage to shed light on how effective communication between the schools, the students and the parents improves and strengthens the relationship between this three education stakeholders.

The main argument here is that, effective communication is important and in order to cultivate it, there should be a good channel and medium of communication. So; the writer puts it clear that, for the school, students and parents to achieve this, they should be linked together by a communication network. The most efficient of communication proposed here therefore is the use of cell phones by students, teachers and parents.

The article and the information provided is reliable and recent because it has been written by experienced researchers.

  • Bradly, Claire, and Debbie. Empirical research into students’ mobile phones and their use for learning. International journal for mobile and blended learning 3.4(2011): 38- 53.

The article is on the empirically conducted research on how the mobile phone can be used effectively to enhance learning. The authors show a mobile phone has advantages upon other educational ,technological materials in that it is portable. And enhances learning in many ways by digitalizing the learning process.

The argument here is about the importance of mobile phone in learning. From the research, a mobile phone can be used to easily carry and store educational files for the sake of safety and future reference. Mobile phones that are internet enabled helps in connectivity and research. Another big argument here is how the mobile phones should be used responsibly. So, the fact that a mobile phone can enhance learning does not mean that the mobile phone has no limitations in terms of use by students. Students should use phones in a manner that will not affect their learning.

The information in this article is reliable and recent. It has been contributed by great authors and researchers.

  • Dela Rosa, R.(2013, June). Incorporating digital devices into reluctant campus. California English, 12(5), 10-11.retrieved June 30, 2009, from education.

The article encourages schools to embrace technology in their learning and teaching processes

Though there have been cited advantages of the use of cell phones by high school students as the below article claims, the use of technology has its advantages and schools should take this advantage and implement this. The use of mobile phone is appropriate.

This article looks into depth the advantages of using technological devices such as mobile phones. The information from the article is reliable and current because it comes from an international journal of learning and was published in 2013. This is a trusted source of information about education based in California.

  • Nurullah, Abu s. the cell phone as an agent of change (2009) communication, mass media, retrieved 12april. 2011.

The article provides deep information about the usage patterns of cell phone among young people as students. The cell phone as a new social media makes the students integrate into the new society because the cultivate friendship among themselves.

The article says that phones should be used because the act as a symbol of prestige and should be used appropriately. The information about this article is trustworthy. It is recent because it was published in 2011.

  • Thornton, p. houser, c, ‘ using model phones in education. International workshop on wires and mobile technology in education, 2014.

This article explains how students can effectively use mobile phones in communication. Students use mobile phones in communicating to their friends true calls send and receive assignments via e-mails and text messages.

When using mobile phones, the learners’ interest is captured. The versatility of mobile phones may be beneficial when used outside the classroom just to ensure it does not disrupt the normal learning.

Since this is a recently published article, the information captured is up to date.

  • Oz, faith et al. ‘evaluation of the problematic use of mobile phones and quality of sleep among high school students’. International journal of human sciences. 12.1(2015).226

The article is mainly aimed at putting under scrutiny the problems that are associated with the use of mobile phones in schools despite its importance. The article says that mobile phones are effective especially in students if used for the right purpose of learning.

The argument here is whether the advantages of using a phone by high school students outweigh the disadvantages. It is argued that mobile phones are sometimes unsafe to students, and this will affect student performance.

The article calls for the checks and balances in the use of mobile phone by students. The best way to do it is to educate the administrators on ways through which mobile phones can be used effectively by the students to enhance learning and to control the negative impacts of mobile phone usage among students. The information in this article is reliable and most recent because it was written most recently in 2015 by experienced researchers

From the above research, it is worth to note that, the advantages of using cell phones among students so far outweigh the disadvantages. In order to minimize the disadvantages that might come as a result of the usage of phones, a regulated use needs to be taken into consideration. Students should use the mobile phones outside the classroom and during their free time for the intended purpose. They should not abuse their freedom of using the mobile phones. The core reason why mobile phones should be incorporated in the education system should remain to be an enhancement of essential and effective communication skills and though enhance learning skills. Unless students demonstrate a high degree of responsiveness, dignity and integrity in the use of mobile phones, then their personal privacy will be respected.