Texting In Class - Who's Fault is It?

Texting In Class - Who's Fault is It?

There are 6 comments on the Fox2Now story from Aug 13, 2010, titled Texting In Class - Who's Fault is It?. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO - Admit it, moms and dads, have you ever gotten a text message from your kid during the day while they were supposed to be in class, even though they're banned from doing so? A surprising number of kids are doing it.

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Interesting

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Aug 13, 2010
I have two sons in high school. At the school they attend, the students are unable to receive a signal to their cell phones for the most part. They have to leave the building before a signal can be had. The boys have cell phones because they play sports and need to contact us when they need to be picked up.

My sons both know that they are not allowed to text during school hours unless they have been evacuated from the building and they need to contact me (I might want to know if the school is on fire). There is no other reason for them to play with their cell phones during school. We do a billing check every month to insure that they are doing the right thing.

Since: Oct 08

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Aug 14, 2010
When I first read the title I did something that I know is wrong! "I assumed" that texting in class was being used to help kids cheat on tests. I am truly sorry about that line of thinking.

I am in agreement that kids should not be allowed to use their cell phones DURING class but there are some emergencies that would warrant their use.

How do we control their use and still have effective learning in our schools? That is my question.
Karen

Granite City, IL

#4 Aug 14, 2010
The public wrote:
If they want to text instead of learning that's on them. There probley not texting there parents , it's most likely the kid next to them.
Spelling errors .. wow !!! Anyway, kids need to have instilled in them a desire to learn and a respect for education. Allowing them to text in class, or engage in any activity other than paying attention and having the attitude that "That's on them" is doing them a great injustice. Education is so very important !!! That's part of an educator's and parent's job !!!
Oh good

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Aug 15, 2010
Hello... IT is the parents fault! They are the ones who buy them the phones, they are the ones who allow them to take them to school. When kids are at school they are there to learn...not text.
Tak

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Aug 17, 2010
Oh good wrote:
Hello... IT is the parents fault! They are the ones who buy them the phones, they are the ones who allow them to take them to school. When kids are at school they are there to learn...not text.
You are right! Parents buy kids these phones that do everything. No wonder
they get distracted in school. THey do not need them. If they need to call
the parents, there are these things called PAY PHONES. Or go the the office.
No wonder our kids are failing in school parents.
Tate

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Aug 17, 2010
Why are schools letting them bring them to school?
That is the schools fault. They let them bring the phones to school, well DUH the kids will text then.
Have the schools ban the phones! Common sense...wait though....not everyone has that. If the do not have the phones then they will be able to pay attention more and learn in school, which is what they are there to do!!!

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