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Unformatted text preview: e your phone." A younger high school -age girl describes one teacher ’s classroom policy: "Well, my
teacher has a mind of her own, so she takes up the phones in class before class starts and
then at the end she ’ll give them back and then that ’s not like the school policy. That ’s
just her policy, but if you don ’t turn it in and it goes off, then it gets sent to the principal
and your parents have to come pick it up." Another high school -age girl describes a
creative teacher, who, "if she caught you texting, she ’d pick up your phone in class and
read the message." This is apparently an effective deterrent according to reports of teens
in our focus groups. Other teens report that their teachers use their own phones in class: "Well, it says in the
book that you ’re not supposed to have it, like if you have it, it ’s supposed to be off and in
your book bag or whatever, but like it ’s extremely flexible. Like, some of my teachers
even use their phone in class, so you can use it as long as it doesn ’t make noise." A few schools simply ban phones altogether: "We have absolutely no cell phones," said
one older high school girl. "If you ’re on school grounds, you can ’t...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13