The Distraction of Youth

Ever since the intervention of smart phones, young men and women have not been able to productively interact with society all because of this distraction. Schools already have cell phone policies, that I completely agree with. Schools should allow students to use cell phones only when they have free time or have completed all of their assignments because cell phones distract and limit a student’s ability to academically and socially exercise their brains. Schools have cell phone policies set in place for a reason. Cell phone use is constantly increasing in this generation and is beginning to become the number one addiction in the world today. Cell phone use distracts students from reading, writing, thinking, and working. If schools do not enforce cell phone policies, then there is no point of getting an education because you are not putting all of your energy into your work studies.

All around the world kids have connected to a more better and efficient use of entertainment known as technology. This has caused adolescents to become glued to their phones 24 hours a day. Most schools in the U.S have banned all use of technology while in the learning environment because it distracts most students from receiving important information. Approaching students about their cellular devices may become very challenging because phones are how they communicate and entertain themselves. The best approach in establishing a cell phone policy to students can simply be allowing students to use their cell phones because they should learn how to balance a priority and a distraction. A priority is a fact or condition of being regarded or treated as important. A distraction is a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else. Allowing students to use their cell phones the entire day will distract them from managing their priorities, however, not allowing students to use their cell phones at all could bring them to a state of boredom that could motivate themselves to detach their mind and emotions from the learning environment. When given the privilege to use a cell phone, students tend to overreach their usage and not get their work done. For example, when I do work on my computer, I choose to use my phone to help with my work then I get sidetracked and end up on social media. Adolescents that are at the age where they have been given a cell phone have been taught to know the difference between a want and a need. Therefore, they should have a sense of authority to manage when they should use their phone and when they should do their assignments. Students “should have responsibility…to take care of” themselves because “if they want to use, use it, but at the end of the day you’re going to have a bad grade.” Handling responsibilities can bring growth to an individual. Surprisingly, receiving a bad grade from always being on the phone in class will possibly motivate a person to take their education more seriously. Bad grades can influences individuals to work harder and set aside the actions that aren’t necessary. All in all, having a cell phone is a responsibility just like maintaining good grades is a responsibility as well. Phones can be used not only as a learning tool, but an emotional relief as well as long as students use phones in the classroom effectively.

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