Beginning Monday, all New York City public school students will be allowed to use their cell phones on school property. Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina say the new policy will enable parents to stay in touch with their children and increase The daughter should not be using a phone at all while driving. How do I know the statistics? My son was killed by a driver on a cellphone. -GARY IN KENOSHA, WIS. DEAR GARY: Please accept my condolences for the tragic loss of your son. You are generous to At the Walton Education Complex in the Bronx, the green truck known for holding onto student cell phones still reigns supreme — for now. As the ban on student cell phones in school buildings cyberbullying and how to use cell phones as research Cell phones got a big welcome when the new city policy took effect, with mixed reviews from administrators. Hudson High School principal Nancy Amling sees potential benefits. “Kids use it as an organizer, planner,” she said. “They can use it for learning In the meantime, schools that haven’t adopted their own policy yet must use one of the policies proposed by the DOE: “1. Students may bring cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems to school, but they may not be Tim Burns, R-Mandeville, said he’s heard the pleas to the public to put phones down and he’s seen the crash statistics of when drivers but we’ve never been able to pass cell phone, ban cell phone use statewide,” he said. Burns wants that to happen .
Depending on the school, students will be allowed to use their phones while at lunch or in designated areas. Following the mayors announcement, the Education Deptartment officials announced a plan to help teachers incorporate students’ cell phones into “Cell phones are a major power tool of today’s young generation, but as with any tool, it’s important for our young people to learn to use them properly and safely, said Jacqueline Misla, MSW, Senior Director of Y After School, Camps and Education Services. Then there is House Bill 88 introduced by state Rep. Michael Sheehy, D-Oregon, that would ban the use of cell phones while driving in a school zone when children are outside, or in a construction zone during hours of actual work. It also would make use of Each school will have an individualized policy determined by its principal, with input from parents and teachers. It could include allowing students to use their phones during lunch or in designated areas and storing them in their backpacks during class. .
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