Should cellphones be banned in schools?

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Should cellphones be banned in schools?

Some schools have banned student cellphones. A school in Australia saw behavioral problems decrease.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/a-sydney-high-school-banned-mobile-phones-it-had-dramatic-results-20220803-p5b6zf.html

A school in California has banned cellphones.

https://go2tutors.com/fresno-high-school-cell-phones/

And a Greenfield UK school district allows students to have cellphones, but keeps them locked up during classes.

https://universitynews.uk/the-greenfield-school-board-unanimously-voted-in-favor-of-locking-student-cell-phones-in-yeondol-pouches-at-schools/

An argument against cellphones is that schools worked just fine until cellphones entered the mainstream for students, which was about 25 years ago, and they do cause distractions during class.

An argument for cellphones in schools is that the student can keep in touch with their parents, especially in an emergency, and parents can keep track of their children by using the phone's tracking mechanism.

What do you think? Should student cellphones be banned? Locked up? Allowed?

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