Subject: Should children be permitted to carry mobile phones to school?
FOR the Motion: Manibala Pandey, SumitPalariya
AGAINST the Motion: LataBrijwasi, Nakul Pandey
FOR the Motion:
AGAINST the Motion:
- If we forget a book at home, we can call our parents, who can bring it to us.
- If we have to stay back in school for some extra activity, we can inform our parents.
- It helps in emergencies as well. Example: a child got injured in a school in Haldwani and was bleeding. The teachers did not call for helpimmediately. If the friends had a mobile, someone would have called the parents and the child could have been saved.
- Misuse of the mobile depends on the person using it. In the USA, children are allowed to carry a mobile phone. They can wear any clothes, there is no uniform code.
- Mobile phones are helpful for study work. If concepts of some topic are unclear, we can use the Internet for clarification.
Q & A:
- Mobile phones lead to indiscipline.
- It causes distraction. Children remain engrossed on Facebook, etc. even pornography.
- It makes children stay away from books, which is very unhealthy.
- In changing times, we do not have to run after the fashionable and do what is done in the USA.
- In major cities of India, we see more problems in schools where mobile phones are allowed. In fact, there are many cases where children reach a stage where they fail in the class.
- It leads to aspirations for a ‘better’ mobile and stress for parents if it is not affordable for them.
- The costs for a mobile phone phone can be more fruitfully used for tuitions.
- If we should not run after the fashionable, then why buy fancy cars, why not go back to the bullock cart?
- We are ‘copying’ trends of all kinds anyway.
- Why are we not using Indian stuff and instead going after Chinese goods?
- Mobile phones are used for listening to songs and chatting during study time in school.
- Mobile phones have calculators and children use them for ease. The essence of Mathematics will be completely lost.
- Children are playing mobile phones games and losing interest in outdoor games.
At the end, there was a vote. The majority of the 30+ children present voted for allowing children to carry mobile phones to school.