Teachers Are Banning Cell Phone Use In The Classroom

(PresidentialInsider.com)- Most sensible teachers have concluded that phones should not be allowed in the classroom—there is no space for compromise, nuance, or conciliation.

Our students might just rediscover what they can accomplish if they are not constantly distracted, and classrooms would change overnight.

More and more teachers and schools feel that cell phones in the hands of teenagers (and pre-teens) are nothing short of metastasizing generational cancer.

Teachers are frustrated. They’re sick of seeing students watch TikTok videos and play video games in the middle of class. They’re tired of people lying. They’re tired of seeing youngsters pretend to pay attention while listening to music in their earbuds. Because their attention spans have been taken over, teachers have to repeat themselves numerous times.

Bullard High School in Fresno, located in the central valley of California, has just implemented a policy requiring students to lock up their gadgets in a “Yondr bag” (a magnetically locked pouch) during the school day. A bill that would outlaw cell phones in classrooms and buses is presently being considered in Michigan.

Cell phones have completely changed the social landscape for young Americans and rewired their brains. Making eye contact is a challenge for many young people. They are constantly preoccupied. The time it used to take to complete homework has increased. Many people prefer texting over talking. Like they used to, they no longer attend movies and sporting events. They don’t want to leave their rooms or interact with their loved ones or friends. The burrowing impact social media has on ambition—how young people now frequently seek the fleeting shine of stardom more than the time-honored pursuit of achievement—could be the subject of an entire book.

Why construct a bridge when you can dominate Instagram instead?

In other words, this generation of young Americans lacks much human interaction that enriches life and gives it the drama of existence.
Schools should provide a safe place for teens to disconnect from their digital devices and put them in a safe zone that conservatives can genuinely support.

“Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (and Adults Are Missing),” by Emily Weinstein and Carrie James, beautifully illustrates what teens face behind their screens. According to one teacher, a phone ban in the classroom will result in a revival of school spirit and improve academic performance.