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Education benefits Cause distraction
Debate Score:6
Arguments:6
Total Votes:6
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Should mobile phones be allowed or banned?

year 9

Education benefits

Side Score: 4
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Cause distraction

Side Score: 2
2 points

Mobile phones should be allowed, we need mobile phones to do search.

Side: Education benefits
1 point

Mobile phones should be allowed, we need mobile phones to do search.

99.99% of all of humanity throughout all of human history lived fine without them.

Side: Cause distraction
1 point

If there isn't any access to computers in your lesson, then the only way to access the internet is through your phone. Mobile phones should be allowed in lessons for research/to listen to music in certain lessons. However, if a student does get distracted by something on their phone, it should be confiscated, they should be moved, and they should try to find the answers from a textbook (which can be significantly less efficient).

Side: Education benefits
1 point

I personally think mobile phones, especially smartphones, are a bad idea, but it is not my business to tell other people whether they may or may not use them.

Moreover, how people communicate with each other, like what we say, is none of the government's business.

Being a bad idea is not a justification for having a law against it. It is up to individuals to exercise judgment, and decide for themselves.

Having said that, in a cooperative environment like a classroom, everybody should focus on the task at hand, use good manners, take the needs of the group into account, and exercise self-control.

Side: Education benefits
1 point

Can I restrict you having a phone if I know it's being traced by hostile agents who will find and kill us both?

Side: Cause distraction
marcusmoon(580) Clarified
1 point

Hi, Bronto,

Can I restrict you having a phone if I know it's being traced by hostile agents who will find and kill us both?

You would have better luck convincing me to give it up voluntarily, and planting it on Nomenclature.

Side: Education benefits
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