2 WI Schools Finally Figure Out Solution To Phones In Class Issue
Students with cell phones in class are a huge problem for teachers but two schools in Wisconsin have created unique methods to solve the issue.
Kids Are Addicted To Their Cell Phones
Cell phones are both a blessing and a curse. It's great to have the technology and it can be beneficial. At the same time, they are a huge problem too. Children are addicted to screen time. They spend hours on end on phones. It doesn't matter where they go, devices are always in their hands. The issue has really started affecting kids' lives, especially in school.
There's A Massive Problem With Cell Phones In Schools
If you think kids have a problem with their phones outside of school, you should see them in class. They are ignoring the teachers. Kids prefer to be on the internet over learning. It's putting the students behind in learning.
Idol Threats About Cell Phone Usage In Schools Has Not Worked
I remember when my daughter started high school. At freshman orientation, we were told by the administration that using their cell in school would not be tolerated. The devices would be taken away and the student would face punishment. Of course, that never happened. If you go into a classroom today, many of the kids would be on their phones.
Two Wisconsin Schools Found Solutions To The Cell Phone In Class Issue
Just when teachers thought all hope was lost, two schools in Wisconsin have found solutions to the cell phone in-class issue. Of course, the students are not happy about it. I'm sure they are just waiting for some parents to protest over the controversial methods.
Wisconsin School Solution To Cell Phone In Class Problem
Germantown School District
If a student is caught using their phone in school, they are given a fine.
Principal Farren says a student’s first citation can come with a ticket of $250 for students who are 14 to 17 years old.
A third citation costs a student nearly $500, but just 13 students actually had to pay a fine last school year due to a violation.
St. Catherine’s High School In Racine
This school uses a new way to prevent phone usage. Some comedians and bands have been using it at their shows. They don't want fans filming their performances to post on the internet, so they make them lock up their devices before entering.
Principal Michael Arendt says the school purchased high-tech pouches for every student last winter to make sure they can’t access their phones in class.
Only time will tell if these methods work but at least they are trying. Most schools have just given up.