Cell phones are very popular these days. Almost every teenager and even young children own at least one. This has created a problem in schools, since students bring their cell phones with them to class, and sometimes use them during a lesson to play games, send messages and listen to music. A month ago, my principal decided that students would not be allowed to bring cell phones to school because the cell phones disturb to normal lesson and help to cheat on exams. In my opinion, this rule is fair, but not all the pupils have the same opinion as me.
First, Students often forget to turn off their phones in class or just don't want to, and the ringing noises or text-message alerts disrupt the learning. Even if the cell phones are set to silent mode, cell phones can still cause distraction, since text messaging has become a high-tech method of passing notes in school. For example, if I forget to turn off my phone and the phone rings in the middle of a lesson, all the students will be distracted by the ringing phone, and so will the teacher.
Second, Phones can be used as cheating devices during exams. Before the cell phones were made, or at least became popular, cheating on exam was more difficult. The cell phone is more accessible and easy to hide to use for cheating on exams. Cheating on exams is a violation of school rules and when the violation of rules has become easy to perform and difficult to catch, more people will do it and it will become more popular. As a result, it'll be more difficult to catch pupils cheating on an exam than before.