The need of cellphone usage

This are the apps students use on an everyday daily, especially for communicating.

By  Liliana Ramirez ‘18

The use of cellphones are used daily in the life of a student. It is almost as if students are addicted to their phones. In Pritzker, students are not permitted to use their cell phones during school time. Since this is the case, many use cell phones as soon as school is over.

What do students use their phones for? The main use of cellphones is to communicate with one another. Sergio Licea, a junior, stated, “Students use their phones for social media (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram), entertainment, and to be informed about things in the world.”

What is the disadvantage of using the cell phones? Lily Roman, a junior, stated, “When using a phone, we often become too addicting to it that we begin to pick it over other things. For example, texting someone while talking face to face to someone and not getting enough sleep.” Roberto Leon, a senior, stated, “Distractions are a big thing that will cause accidents. People would choose their phones because it is always in their hands.”  

How much time are students on their phones? Most students might use their phones for around 5-7 hours but can vary on who the student is and what they use their phone for. While other students may be on social media 24/7.  

What do you think about the whole idea of not using your phone during school? “The idea of not using our phones is good because our phones will not distract us during class, but we should be given freedom to use our phones,” said Giovanni Marroquin. “I agree with the idea of not using our phones during class, but I think students should at least use their phones in lunch or in the hallways,” said Roman.

The use of cellphones is huge because it is what mostly all of the students use in their daily lives. Communication and social media is what some students use the most. The idea of not using the cellphones for a while is that you can stay focus and to take a break from always using the cell phones.