Cell phone use should not be permitted in the classroom because they are distracting

Cell phone use should not be permitted in the classroom because they are distracting, disrespectful and compromise academic integrity. When mobile phones are used in class, it can be a distraction to the student using the phone as well as their peers. For example, if a cell phone rings during a lecture everyone becomes distracted and this delays the teacher who is teaching the class. In this way, cell phones are taking away from the student’s ability to learn. Further, use of cell phones in class are disrespectful to the teacher and peers. Next, mobile devices can compromise academic integrity. For example, cell phones can be used to obtain information during a test, leading to cheating. In this way, the student doesn’t learn the concepts that they are being tested on and are risking academic punishment. Cell phones have proven to be a major problem in the class and should not be permitted because they are distracting, disrespectful and compromise academic integrity.