It has become a very frequent issue with cell phones in the classroom. Although they can be used as a learning tool in the classroom, this only works as long as students use them effectively. In the UK, as well as the rest of the world, the government needs to enable that to happen.
Research published by the University of Chicago found that even if cell phones are turned off, turned face down or put away, their mere presence reduces people's cognitive capacity.
In case of an emergency, parents or guardians can reach their child by calling the school. This can be especially helpful for students who might not be comfortable speaking in class.
There is a danger banning phones from classrooms might distract education staff from having to continue with efforts to address the more immediate causes of cyberbullying. This debate often centers on the negative effects of technology, rather than the methods being used to exploit it. This is a debate that can go both ways.
If that had been the case years ago, we wouldn't have needed the policy. But they can also be used by students to access information while taking a test, leading to cheating.
Essay - These days, every student carries at least one to two mobile phones. However, mobile phones should not be banned in schools.
This is especially true for current events that have not yet been covered in school textbooks. Technology can enable a a richer learning experience, rather than distracting from it.