School Policies Adversely Affecting Mobile

Joe McNally wrote a nice article questioning the reasoning of a recent rule banning cell phones in schools in Milwaukee, Wisconson. It raises the question whether the mobile industry has a role to play in educating people about the downsides of such rules? It’s a good read – these are the highlights:

  • It’s amazing how often grown-ups try to blame their own failure to effectively engage children on some inanimate cultural artifact such as a cell phone, a clothing fashion or, back in our day, a hair style.
  • We are now told that one of the overriding reasons to ban cell phones from schools is that cell phones cause school violence.
  • I’ve never believed that absurd NRA slogan about how lethal weapons don’t kill people, but I’m pretty sure cell phones don’t get into fights at school. Kids do. School authorities claim that when fights break out in school these days, the problem quickly escalates because students instantly use their cell phones to call large crowds of students and even outsiders to join in.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. SMSWorld.Se » (Data recovery software) Gratis eine SMS versenden - January 29, 2007

    […] School Policies Adversely Affecting MobileJoe McNally wrote a nice article questioning the reasoning of a recent rule banning cell phones in schools in Milwaukee, Wisconson. It raises the… […]

Leave a Reply