MOST schoolchildren’s learning has been affected by mobile phones, which lead to poor academic performance.
Students using mobile phones in class while the teacher is teaching are distracted by text messages, video games and even illegal pornographic content.
Their concentration and attention are focused on the phone and whatever important lesson being taught by their teacher is missed and precious time is wasted in the classroom.
Compared to the past, affected concentration and interaction in the classroom lead to poor results in academic performance.
Students become lazy to do assignments or extra studies to develop their mental ability.
Consequently, their performance is well below the expected level.
In addition, their syntax is very poor; for example, instead of writing “you”, students now use shortcuts like “u”, “y” (why), “bat3” (battery), “da” (the), etc.
These little things have a lot of impact in their learning.
Parents and guardians must have some kind of control in their children’s mobile phone usage.
We all understand that we are a global community and must adapt to new technologies and environments.
However, my concern here is that when compared to the academic performance before the introduction of mobile phones, it was very high.
Let us impose some control over the buying and giving of mobile phones to students.
Relevant authorities and parents must have some kind of policies that will help guide mobile phone usage in schools, especially by primary and high school students.
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