Anti-Cell Phones: Sophia Nelson

Sophia Nelson

When it comes to phones kids will immediately say they should be allowed to have them anytime. However, we aren’t allowed to have our phones in school so why should lunch be any different?

Lunch is a break from our constant usage of computers. If we have permission to be on our phones, then it isn’t a break from electronics. Lunch is a time to talk with your friends and eat but cellphone usage will take up all of our needed break-time.

Phones can become addictive and we may not want to get off after lunch. Instagram, Snapchat, and more social media apps like these cause the phone to become a distraction from school, even when being used during break hours.

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”

— Harlan Ellison

Phone usage in school can also harm students in other ways relating to our academics. They have been shown to cause lower test scores in students.

Staying off the phone, socializing, and taking a break is the preferred option to spend lunch than having your eyes glued to the screen.