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Old 08-23-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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How did she track her levels before phones?
She likely didn't have the new technology of continuous glucose monitors, which are FAR more effective than multiple fingersticks throughout the day.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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She likely didn't have the new technology of continuous glucose monitors, which are FAR more effective than multiple fingersticks throughout the day.
I don't have an issue with it but I can see the potential for abuse by a person that doesn't have diabetes.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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I don't have an issue with it but I can see the potential for abuse by a person that doesn't have diabetes.
I think that’s a little ridiculous. If she is that much of a brittle diabetic most likely the school already knows about her issues. She probably needs to eat something at other times during the day if her sugar is low then the other students as well and they may already have an accommodation for that. Schools know their students who have serious health problems for the most part, and parents and teachers talk to each other. If they require a 501 plan in order for her to be able to use the phone, then a doctor has to fill out a form stating that she requires it. It’s not just something where they’re going to say oh she has diabetes she needs her phone and the school will say OK. A 501 plan is what kids who are not special education are under when they need an accommodation. Even with it though there may not be a reason she needs the phone all the time and they may not allow that. Maybe they’ll tell her it has to be kept at the nurses station and if she needs to be a couple minutes late to a class so she can go check it then that’s the accommodation they’ll make.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Obviously no school shootings have been thwarted. That is not the point. Student's cell phones have been use to gather intelligence during most school shootings all the way back to Columbine, which has likely saved lives.

I'm pretty sure that student cell phones must have at some time, also been used to communicate during fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, etc. Since those are all common occurrences in the world and students would have likely had cell phones during such events.
You say "likely" saved lives, but there is no evidence they did. And you admit phones have never prevented a shooting.

If phones still work during such disasters, you don't need several thousand school kids overloading the lines that civil authorities need.

And you've made no argument whatsoever in favor of phones for an emergency other than a civil disaster or terrorist act.

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Old Yesterday, 07:14 AM
 
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A phone is a phone. Why try to complicate it? Good for the school.
I disagree.......why not teach kids when phones are appropriate to have out vs. stored? You can bring phones to church, to court so why not school? You can't use them while your there but the judge/pastor doesn't take them away from you!

In the wake of school violence, I would want to be able to communicate with a child any time.
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Old Today, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I disagree.......why not teach kids when phones are appropriate to have out vs. stored? You can bring phones to church, to court so why not school? You can't use them while your there but the judge/pastor doesn't take them away from you!

In the wake of school violence, I would want to be able to communicate with a child any time.
Americans think the Constitution gives them the right to do whatever is not prohibited by law. That is not an environment in which you can expect an honor system to work,
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