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Old Yesterday, 08:46 AM
 
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My guess is, the kids will realize what a relief it is to be free of a cell phone for most of the day.

(Reminds me of that Simpsons episode where the TV broke. Suddenly Bart and Lisa were in the garage building a go-cart).
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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My guess is, the kids will realize what a relief it is to be free of a cell phone for most of the day.

(Reminds me of that Simpsons episode where the TV broke. Suddenly Bart and Lisa were in the garage building a go-cart).
Or how about when cartoons became banned in the city and suddenly all of the kids were outside, as if seeing sunlight for the first time ever?
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Old Yesterday, 11:30 AM
 
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I've often wondered how hard it most be nowadays to keep kids from cheating.
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Old Yesterday, 11:48 AM
 
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At least here majority of the texts comes from parents, Iíve known several from work who were constantly texting their kids at school. A friend who is a teacher makes them put their phones in a basket and they complain because they would miss getting their parents text and she would tell them that if it was a major emergency they could call the office.
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Old Yesterday, 11:57 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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I hope this works.
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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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wow.
we know a diabetic child who uses her phone to track her levels.
They can go to the nurses office.

Just like we used to do before the days of cell phones.
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Old Yesterday, 12:38 PM
 
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They can go to the nurses office.

Just like we used to do before the days of cell phones.
These devices alert to sudden or rapid trending lows (real time tracking data), which a child may not recognize. It's technology we didn't have "before the days of cell phones", but it's very valuable. It's far better to catch early rather than once it's become an emergency.

But as I mentioned before, a phone isn't necessary for these devices.
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Old Yesterday, 01:24 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yo, kids, schools banning cell phones during the school day and/or requiring them to be locked up is not new. What's new here is the pouch system.

I'll tell you what will happen: a parent, or group of parents, will engage a high powered lawyer, maybe include a State Legislator, and this whole experiment will go away.

I've seen it happen time and time again, the school eventually caves.

I've seen kids actually cry if they can't access their cell phones, one even got the shakes. We were supposed to take them and turn them into the designated Vice Principal. The only problem was that he refused to hold them.
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Yo, kids, schools banning cell phones during the school day and/or requiring them to be locked up is not new. What's new here is the pouch system.

I'll tell you what will happen: a parent, or group of parents, will engage a high powered lawyer, maybe include a State Legislator, and this whole experiment will go away.

I've seen it happen time and time again, the school eventually caves.

I've seen kids actually cry if they can't access their cell phones, one even got the shakes. We were supposed to take them and turn them into the designated Vice Principal. The only problem was that he refused to hold them.
Never assume you're the elder statesman in a room full of strangers you can't see.

What's new or not in your school or district is irrelevant to what is new or not hundreds or thousands of miles away.
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Old Yesterday, 02:10 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Never assume you're the elder statesman in a room full of strangers you can't see.

What's new or not in your school or district is irrelevant to what is new or not hundreds or thousands of miles away.
I can damn near guarantee Sam Mateo has been fighting the cell phone wars for at least a decade. If not, then it's the outlier.
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