Cellphones Banned From Public School?

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Tuesday, the Los Angeles school board voted in favor of the cell phone ban in classrooms. There have been attempts to ban cell phones from classrooms across the United States. 

In a 5-to-2 vote, the Los Angeles district became the largest district to date to have banned cell phones. The board has pointed out that these devices can be harmful and destructive to students, and that they have a negative effect on the mental health of students as they do not develop in-person connections. 

Board member Nick Melvoin, who brought forward this measure, argued that kids did not have the chance to be kids anymore. He added that he was hopeful that with his resolution this would change and that students would have more chances to interact with others and just be children. 

The ban is set to go into effect in January. 

The two school members who had opposed the resolution have called for a distinction to be set between non instructional and instructional time in school. Those who oppose the ban are usually claiming that without these devices students would have no way of letting their parents know if there is an emergency. 

Many local districts have been pushing for bans on cell phones, with some schools going as far as setting specific cell phone spots where students are allowed to have their phones on, while they are blocked from using them at any other point during the day. 

In South Carolina, there is an attempt to ban phones across the state. 

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