This has been an ongoing debate. Of course, children would want to use their mobile devices, and there are two sides that we should both listen to. Blueskies already provided an in-depth explanation on why students shouldn't bring cellphones in school. Here are some reasons why they should be allowed to use them. It is now up to you to weigh both sides:
Here are some of the major reasons why children should be allowed to bring and use mobile phones at school:
1. It teaches children a sense of responsibility. Mainly, their smartphones must ONLY be used in school for educational purposes, such as research. They can download an app that can help them memorize the periodic table, or an interactive game that shows them what the solar system looks like. This means that when they are allowed to use tablets and phones, they are being held responsible to use it, ONLY WHEN NEEDED.
2. Phones should also be carried by children just in case of emergency. This part is pretty much self-explanatory.
3. To prepare them on what the real world is like. The rules basically apply. When you're at work, you can't use your phone to text your partner, or chat with a long time friend. You use it for productivity purposes. Allowing them to use their smartphones in school will help them prepare for the real-world. It teaches them self-control, and at the same time, give them access to information and other references that the books from the library can't provide.