Cell Phone use a problem?


Cell phone use has been a controversy throughout Ipswich High School and also other schools across the nation. Some people in IHS believe the use of phones while school is in session should be banned because of it causing distractions. But some people don’t think of it as a big deal and not a distraction.

Teachers also believe that it may be a contributing factor to cheating on tests in certain classes. I asked student Peter Pappas about this issue of cell phone use and cheating he responded saying: “I don’t think it’s a problem; cell phones sometimes can be benefit. But if a student gets caught cheating that’s their problem.” I agree with Peter because it is the truth. If you get caught cheating or using your phone to cheat that’s your problem and you deserve the consequences if you get caught. I asked another student Jarred Perley about cell phone use in school and if it is a distraction to him in class. He responded saying: ” It sometimes can but not really; I don’t really use it in class unless I get a text from someone, then it’s distracting.”

Cell phones have become more used because of the development and improvement to technology over the years. Smart phones have changed the world and changed many things in society today. Another reason for cell phone use is social media. For example Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. A majority of the time that is what the students do on their phones.

Cell phone use has become a major topic over the course of the school years. But people don’t see it as a big deal. Just as long as the student is responsible with the use of it and doesn’t do anything inappropriate it’s not a big issue. Also smart phones can be used for educational purposes such as research, a calculator, educational apps, and more. It benefits the students in the classroom and not as much of a distraction.