Do kids need mobile phones?
Do kids need mobile phones?

YOUR SAY: Kids don’t need mobile phones

The biggest cop-out these days that students need mobile phones to stay in contact with parents.

For generations, this was never a possibility. I could never contact my parents by mobile phone nor could my parents contact me via mobile when I was at school.

Like many of my contemporaries, I didn't have a mobile phone until I was in my late teens/early twenties. Mobile phones were expensive and not a necessity. Without this "emergency option" to contact parents, we all turned out ok.

Should mobile phones be banned at schools?

This poll ended on 31 July 2019.

Current Results

Yes

86%

No

13%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



These days, there are landline phones in every classroom. It's ridiculous for parents to argue that mobile phones are a necessity should an emergency arise.

This just excuses vacuous, distracted and oftentimes completely bone idle and very disrespectful behaviour.


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