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should students be able to play on their phones at lunch
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I am a student and I watch a lot of my friends playing on their phones or iPads at lunch. should this be allowed or not??



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  • I think no. You might be thinking: "Oh! A stupid parent here!", but no, I am a student with an iPhone of my own. I use my phone a lot, but when it's time to sit down and eat - I put it away. You see, most students (Because they're children) will not be able to stop texting or playing their game. They will forget about their food completely and waste it, then complain about being hungry. Kids shouldn't have their phones or iPads out at lunch - it's a distraction to the whole point of eating. 
    Polaris95Zombieguy1987RS_master
  • Whatever helish district you hail from has no law. In my district, you cant even have your phone in your pocket or it gets taken away and only a parent can come pick it up.
    Zombieguy1987
    Sovereignty for Kekistan
  • DylanDylan 54 Pts
    I see no harm in being on your phone during lunch if you want to, I never had any problems eating whilst being on my phone. If you don't want to use your phone during lunch then that's fine but you shouldn't take that away from others if they want to, it does no harm to anyone and it's not like they're in class and have to focus.  
    Polaris95Zombieguy1987
  • Polaris95Polaris95 126 Pts
    I think it's better not to play on your phone during the break, or whatever, but if someone wants to, why not? I think it distracts from socializing with your classmates and can be annoying for someone who hasn't brought their phone that day (or doesn't have one), but that doesn't mean students should be outright banned from using them that way.
    Zombieguy1987
  • RS_masterRS_master 31 Pts
    I am a student and I watch a lot of my friends playing on their phones or iPads at lunch. should this be allowed or not??
    I am a student but believe we should not because it is bad for your mental healh and psycology. At school you can get told off and get into big trouble using phones. You should only use it to contact your parents in safety updates. Thats what I do
  • Adding furthermore playing on your phone is bad for your mental health and if you play too much you could start killing other people.
    an example of this would be:
    https://listverse.com/2017/10/28/top-10-violent-crimes-tied-to-video-games/
    If you play more than 3 hours a day you can start to have bad memory, dry eyes or start getting crazy and finally have mental health disorders. The only acception for this is educational video games.
    RichardCarter2021
  • RS_master said:
    Adding furthermore playing on your phone is bad for your mental health and if you play too much you could start killing other people.
    an example of this would be:
    https://listverse.com/2017/10/28/top-10-violent-crimes-tied-to-video-games/
    If you play more than 3 hours a day you can start to have bad memory, dry eyes or start getting crazy and finally have mental health disorders. The only acception for this is educational video games.
    You're continuing to use evidence from articles about crimes from video games that doesn't represent all of video game players, performing the hasty generalization fallacy. "Start getting crazy and finally having mental health disorders"? What kind of evidence would even support that? And don't give me one article about one crime from one kid about one video game. Give me an official study. Give me a reliable study.
  • 대왕광개토대왕광개토 165 Pts
    edited September 24
    In my school, using a phone was strictly not allowed. Not surprisingly, nobody cared about the rule, and almost everyone took out their phones and enjoyed spending their time on instagram, facebook, and snapchat. One could easily break the rule and get away with it by not being caught using the phone by supervisors. In my opinion, imposing strict rules on the usage of phone is not that effective.
  • https://georgiastatesignal.com/video-games-are-bad-for-you/

    Here is an article @RichardCarter2021. You have to agree that 3 hours of video games are bad for you. Sometimes people get epilepse when going too long on games.
  • Here in the UK in accordance with a revision to safeguarding law and policies phones in schools should not be seen or heard. Students in the last two years of secondary school are allowed phones but only in designated privileged areas and risk confiscation being seen anywhere else, however.

    The reason for the ban of phones in accordance with safeguarding law is due to the fact that because of the advancement of technology it is all too easy to use phones for malicious purposes. "Examples of misuse are to include the taking and distribution of indecent images, exploitation and bullying." http://schools.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/schools/files/folders/folders/documents/safeguarding/MobilePhonePolicy.pdf

    Furthermore, these safeguarding policies also help to safeguard not only students but members of staff whereby an unlikely but possible event may lead to a member of staff being held under scrutiny.

    Personally, I have to admit that this is a strong argument and one that I am in favour of.



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