In a recent survey by Tindell and Bohlander (2012), over 97 percent of college student carry their cellular phones to class and use their cellular phones during lectures.
Although cellular phones are prominently useful there have been a number of ramifications, which must be recognized within universities. Texting is being used for cheating among college students.
The use of cellular phones could be limited to only before and after lectures, while completely turned off during the lecture.
If a student does not abide by this rule then they should immediately be banned from the lecture.
The pros I will list will be from my personal experience.
One of the main pros for letting students have cell phones in school is simply so they can be in touch with anyone at any point of the day. In the study conducted about mobile phones and safety, many college students felt safer with the possession of their cell phone in certain circumstances and situations.
Cell phones should be banned in schools because they distract students, allow cheating in Schools, and they can be dangerous.
Cell phones distract students in school identity, separating from their parents” (Schorn, Cell Phones: Evolution or Revolution?
However, research done by authors Kuznekoff and Titsworth (2013), show the consequences of distractions when college students bring cellular phones to class; the consequence of these actions were poorer grades among everyone within the class.
As a student should be permitted to carry a cellular phone, however; it should be forbidden in lecture halls.