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ERIC Number: EJ930611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Recent Court Rulings regarding Student Use of Cell Phones in Today's Schools
Diamantes, Thomas
Education, v131 n2 p404-406 Win 2010
Student use of cell phone is a new area of concern in today's schools. Cell phone providers have attempted to convince parents that each child should be provided with their own cell phone for safety reasons and to stay in contact with their families. This has resulted in many students arriving at school with a cell phone, taking it to class and sending and receiving voice messages as well as text messages. In addition to disrupting instruction, some students have been caught using their cell phone to cheat on tests. Criminal charges have resulted when students sent nude pictures of themselves and others to fellow students. This has resulted in felony charges for students who send and even receive (knowingly or not) what is viewed as pornography. Schools have reacted by including bans and stipulations about student use of cell phones at school. Many codes of conduct ban cell phone use during class, while others completely ban the student possession of cell phones at school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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