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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
 
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No. Running is natural, dialing isn't.
Running is not always the natural response. Some kids (and adults) get scared and don't know what to do. Others might be trapped in a location and want to reach out to a lived one for comfort. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Or maybe the kid does run, but doesn't run to the rally point. My high school was on the edge of a large nature preserve. If a kid there started running, he might get lost and need to call for help.
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Old Yesterday, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Another example of the government infringing on the rights of citizens. However, maybe some infringement is "good" just like some discrimination is good (handicapped parking for example).
Wouldn't have this problem if public schools were eliminated and replaced with all private schools.



Believe me, private schools have been reinforcing their focus on academics, rather than catering to students' cell phone addiction long before a relative few public schools got the memo.

Oh, and the idea that schools setting standards and expectations are "infringing on the rights of citizens," is balderdash.
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Old Yesterday, 06:27 PM
 
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No. Running is natural, dialing isn't.

hertfordshire, are you a school kid? I mean no offense, I'm just curious if that's the reason why you argue for phone retention.
Hardly. I'm 45. And I haven't argued for phone retention.
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Old Yesterday, 06:28 PM
 
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I doubt that the majority of their texts from parents are a "emergency " and if they do the parents can call the office.
Calling the office when the school is on lock down (or during a tornado, fire, earthquake, etc..) will get you no where. You really think the school secretary is just sitting their answering phones during an emergency? They're either hiding, making sure the school is safe, or in contact with the authorities.
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Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Believe me, private schools have been reinforcing their focus on academics, rather than catering to students' cell phone addiction long before a relative few public schools got the memo.

Oh, and the idea that schools setting standards and expectations are "infringing on the rights of citizens," is balderdash.
That sounds like a pretty big generalization to me. How do you know what most private schools are doing?
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Old Yesterday, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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"There has been a shooting. The teacher is dead. What should I do?"

Not an unrealistic possibility, considering the current climate of violence in this country. I can think of quite a few cases of where children were able to communicate with their parents during emergency situations at school.

Then why didn't you describe one of those "quite a few" that actually happened, instead of a hypothetical one? And explain what the parents did to help.
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You're thinking like a rational adult. Not a panicking KID. They are, after all, still kids. And when they're terrified, they want their parents.

So you want kids to have cellphones as pacifiers?
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM
 
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Maybe we should hand out soft blankees and pacifiers along with the phones.

Sometimes I can't believe what I'm reading and hearing from people. I worry about the wussification America's youth.
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 PM
 
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Maybe we should hand out soft blankees and pacifiers along with the phones.

Sometimes I can't believe what I'm reading and hearing from people. I worry about the wussification America's youth.
What are you even going on about?

Do you not have a phone? You've never needed to make a phone call or get ahold of someone in an emergency?
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Old Yesterday, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Then why didn't you describe one of those "quite a few" that actually happened, instead of a hypothetical one? And explain what the parents did to help.
Quite a few = too many to mention. Here are examples from Columbine High School to recent incidents. Lot's of information coming directly from students, and also being relayed by parents.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59kJafRnuSQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9CUIlBOca0
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Old Yesterday, 07:47 PM
 
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Maybe we should hand out soft blankees and pacifiers along with the phones.

Sometimes I can't believe what I'm reading and hearing from people. I worry about the wussification America's youth.
In a mass shooting situation, you expect kids to be emotionless robots?
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