One School District Completely Bans Phones, Do You Want to See This in Tyler, TX?
A school district is going viral after announcing that effective immediately no cell phones would be allowed in classrooms for "ANY reason." What do you think about this? Is it something you'd like to see implemented in Tyler or Longview school districts? Perhaps ALL East Texas school districts?
Or is this too far?
Would love to know what both you and your kids think about this, but before you answer let's dive into what Officer Gomez wrote. On March 26th he posted the following concerning Middleton School District (You can read his full post below):
"Dear Parents, Guardians and Students at MMS,
As of March 28, 2022, no student cell phones or ear buds, air pods or bluetooth headphones will be allowed to be in use in classrooms during the school day, for ANY reason...
Just a few of the issues that have occurred in the last month that initiated MMS administration to make this change:
*Students taking videos and pics of other students in the bathroom, and posting on Snapchat (child pornography)
*Students making audio recordings of test reviews and listening to it while taking a test.
*Students are continually taking out their phones in PE and the locker room.
*Students taking pictures in the classroom of other students without permission and posting to social media.
*Students taking pictures of teachers’ shoes and putting them on Tik-Tok and rating them.
*Students taking pictures and videos of student outfits and rating them on Tik-Tok..."
I've got three kids of my own, and so far they're too young for phones to be an issue at school. But I'd love to hear what you think. Are they a distraction? Can they lead to too much bullying or cheating?
This school district is going all in on the new policy. Th last part of the post deals with the punishment for a child having their phone out in class. "The teacher will send that student, with their phone, to the office immediately. No second chances. Administrators will call parents to retrieve the phone. It will not be given back to the student."
So, what do you think? What do your children think? Should TISD or LISD or other East Texas school districts follow suit? Looks like the majority of folks responding in the comment section are on board. Here are a few of the reactions: