The Cell-phone at school,
and its consequences to our youth of today
Most people agree that the cell-phone phenomenon has changed the world
Why are cell-phones such a problem in our SCHOOLS?
Thousands, if not millions, of learners are using their cellphones during class.
Parents often ask the question: “Why are teachers not stopping this?”
The answer is simple - Learners are masters of disguise in concealing their cellphones.
Educators should concentrate on teaching and not waste time constantly acting as a policeman!
- Some schools allow cellphones, but the must be switched off during school hours.
- Some schools have banned cellphones from their premises.
- Some schools ask learners to hand in cellphones during school hours.
- Some schools have “installed the solution to the problem.”
A MAJOR TEACHING
around the world are plagued by cell-phones problems.
In South Africa this has been exacerbated by the advent of MXit.
are trying to impart knowledge to learners who are constantly distracted by
their cellphones. Unfortunately this distraction also applies to the diligent
learners as they watch the “bad apple” to see whether or not they will be
find it extremely difficult to teach effectively and apprehend cell-phones abusers.
Why should a school
every learner of 10 years or older has a cell-phones and/or iPod.
These “essential youth accessories” have become major disruptions to
the education process.
are constantly being used by learners during lessons to sms, chat, listen to
music or use MXit. Peer pressure
plays an integral part in cell-phones abuse.
Teenagers, by their own admission (and obviously not to their parents!),
are addicted to this practice.
have tried various methods to limit the use of cellphones during class time,
with limited success. Learners
openly defy school regulations by using their cellphones, thereby disturbing
their own concentration, as well as other learners around them.
schools have confiscated cellphones (some have three boxes full!), only to find
that the culprit is back online within 24 hours!
current school large lockers are not considered by learners to be secure enough
for their prized possessions.
Security Cell-Lock has researched this epidemic for over a year and has developed a suitable and viable strategy that benefits the overall education process.
Educators, Learners and Parents benefit as follows:
Security Cell-Lock’s Objective
Security Cell-Lock’s primary objective is to keep pressurised educators motivated in order to teach our children. By removing cellphones form the classroom, Security Cell-Lock is providing a solution, not to all of the problems, but definitely to the largest one.
Learners will not be overly ecstatic with these restrictions as their cellphones are viewed as an extension of themselves and a status symbol among their peers.
Banning cellphones from the school altogether, although believed by some schools to work, simply does NOT!
With children the desire to “cell-u-lize” is so strong that the majority cannot resist the urge, no matter what the consequences, to “dial up”. The Security Cell-Lock system removes that temptation.
In this crime ridden era parents want to be able to keep contact with their children. Banning deprives them of this necessity, with possible adverse consequences to the school!
The Security Cell-Lock system allows learners their cell-phones outside of class time and thus gives vital parental assess during the vulnerable home / school / home commute.