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Old Yesterday, 05:09 PM
 
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Does the new ban on phones at San Mateo High School include flip phones as well, or just smartphones? How about tablets, which have many if not all the apps that smartphones have (albeit without a phone function)?
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Old Yesterday, 05:17 PM
 
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A phone is a phone. Why try to complicate it? Good for the school.
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Old Yesterday, 05:17 PM
 
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Does the new ban on phones at San Mateo High School include flip phones as well, or just smartphones? How about tablets, which have many if not all the apps that smartphones have (albeit without a phone function)?
It is cell phones, so yes that would include a flip phone.
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Old Yesterday, 05:19 PM
 
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wow.
we know a diabetic child who uses her phone to track her levels.
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Old Yesterday, 05:22 PM
 
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A phone is a phone. Why try to complicate it? Good for the school.
Yes, I think it's great the school has found a way to deal with the "but what about in an emergency?!" argument from parents and students.

I work in an elementary school, so thankfully this isn't an issue (yet). I do volunteer work with 7th grade kids, and they do have a problem with always wanting their phones out. Even if they're not on the phone, having it out still seems to be a distraction. I love that the school has these pouches, which keeps the phones off and away, but also keeps it in the student's possession. There is no way I am taking away an $800-$1000 phone and becoming responsible for it.
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Old Yesterday, 05:46 PM
 
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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.
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Old Yesterday, 05:54 PM
 
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wow.
we know a diabetic child who uses her phone to track her levels.
The devices that allow blood glucose tracking on a cell phone (like the Dexcom G6, for example) all have a receiver as the primary tool. The cell phone is an alternative option. I opted not to get the receiver since I always have my phone. But there is a way to track BG without a phone. I don't know of a device that only has a cell phone as a receiver option.

(Edited because I admit I didn't read the article first, so my second paragraph was irrelevant)
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM
 
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This is sending the WRONG message to high school aged kids imo.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM
 
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This is sending the WRONG message to high school aged kids imo.
Yeah, well, they ain't gettin' it by text!
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM
 
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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.
How is this a public vs private issue?

You don't think private school kids are addicted to their cellphone?

And when did using your cellphone during class become part of the bill of rights?
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