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  • Published on Aug 21, 2019
  • Students at San Mateo High School must lock up their phones every single school day this year. School officials hope the move will get students focused in classes.
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    California High School Bans Students From Using Smartphone | NBC Nightly News

Comments • 56

  • Clayton
    Clayton 16 days ago

    In college, the teacher just embarrasses you if you are found distracting him/her with your phone. To be honest, the mobile device is one of the greatest inventions and should be embraced. It's like if your school had enough money to give all students a laptop so they can learn much more about technically and research, etc. But, the school doesn't have to pay cause their parent's pay for it. Kids are smarter now cause of mobile devices. However, they should be taught how to develop apps or something. That's where the world is moving toward... automation.

  • J. Nitro
    J. Nitro 17 days ago

    Wow! Keeping phone's out of schools, great, how are they going to call 911 if a shooter comes to visit? Hey, wait... schools not allowing phone's, another passive idea:instead use the money to advance gun control and stop domestic terrorist. Doesn't make much sense to me.

  • Devan Hawkins
    Devan Hawkins 19 days ago +1

    These students have a chance to gain intelligence by getting off the phone and gaining an education.

  • Mike Sacco
    Mike Sacco 21 day ago +1

    Ain’t no way I will make my kid leave phone at home.
    With issues today. She will keep phone on her. If something happened at the school the best info is from someone inside.
    I don’t trust cops etc 100%.
    I trust the people but as a cop you have to play by rules and politics and there’s the issue.

  • Bella Bear
    Bella Bear 21 day ago

    Okay, here in Texas? If we're caught with our phones GOD FORBID AN AMBER ALERT GOES OFF they take them up and we have to pay to get them back. Is that not normal??

  • Faith Omemine
    Faith Omemine 22 days ago +1

    Don't most schools already do this?

  • Lori Grierson
    Lori Grierson 24 days ago

    This is wonderful

  • Mike The security guard
    Mike The security guard 24 days ago +3

    Oh yeah school shooting happened’s can’t call 911 or tell your parents your ok! I would keep my phone on me PERIOD

  • J. Smart
    J. Smart 24 days ago

    Try convincing them...

    • CAMELIA Her
      CAMELIA Her 8 days ago

      J. Smart convince who ? The district ?? Lol you think we didn’t

  • redyoshi777
    redyoshi777 24 days ago

    Actually wish they did this at my high school. People are missing out on genuine human connection and it's heartbreaking. :(

  • NatureMan 1
    NatureMan 1 24 days ago

    How about instead of banning the inevitable, try integrating technology into learning. They are basically banning a culture. Some kids find it easier to learn on technology that they are used to and comfortable using. I know from personal experience. I had a lot of anxiety, and transitioned to online public school at home. I did everything on the computer for 6 hours per day. Learn at your own rate, and ALL on computer, tablet, or phone. In a physical school technology can be used for communication. Show friends your pictures, social medias during lunch. Use computers/tablets for reading and studying during class. The teachers and administers think that if it's not how it was when they grew up in the 50s with nothing but pen and pencil it is immoral! It's only a matter of time before they ban calculators!

  • Emanuel Xocua
    Emanuel Xocua 25 days ago

    BOI BOIiii BOIiii Teacher get MAD when you TALk Now there getting mad cause we don’t talk?! I thought this was school for teacher that are smart not dumb

  • Lori Grierson
    Lori Grierson 25 days ago +1

    As long as they're protecting the students from mass shooters, I think that this is a great thing

  • Adriel Sjahfiedin
    Adriel Sjahfiedin 25 days ago +5

    I bet all you need is a strong magnet to disassemble the pouch locking mechanism.

  • Nathan H
    Nathan H 25 days ago +4

    The smartest idea since smart phones.

  • Dean William
    Dean William 25 days ago

    This should b interesting when somebody shoots up their school

    • john smith
      john smith 25 days ago +1

      Hey derp....what you think that's gonna stop it. Adults have phones.

  • Dennis Navarro
    Dennis Navarro 25 days ago

    HOME SCHOOL IS # 1 PUBLIC EDUCATION IS TERRIBLE.

  • Ka Bar Brother
    Ka Bar Brother 25 days ago

    Here in Massachusetts, some schools have the kids drop their phones in a holding area when they go into a classroom each period. I think it’s a better system than outright banning them altogether.

  • Cliff Yablonski
    Cliff Yablonski 25 days ago

    I work in a school district that technically prohibits phones in class but a riot ensues if teachers try to enforce it, it so the kids are glued to their phones all day long.

  • bandrukesucks
    bandrukesucks 25 days ago

    Prohibition never works. Never has, never will. IN A MORE SERIOUS MATTER, THE AMAZON RAINFOREST IS ON FIRE AND WILL BECOME A GLOBAL CATASTROPHE IF SOMETHING ISN'T DONE SOON. IT HAS BEEN 3 WEEKS. WHY IS THE NEWS SILENT ON THIS?

    • bandrukesucks
      bandrukesucks 9 days ago

      @Akhil Manthina How much of it has come back since then versus what was depleted?

    • Akhil Manthina
      Akhil Manthina 24 days ago +1

      Many of the photos that shared on social media were taken years prior, and the rate of fire increase metric was calculated from 2013 onward. Although it's still concerning, we've had worse Amazonian fires in the 90's.

  • justrosy5
    justrosy5 25 days ago

    Good! Finally, that generation gets told (at least a soft) "No!" Now, take their phones away PERMANENTLY until they can PAY THEIR OWN PHONE BILLS. You know, like it was for the REST of us. Nothing wrong with phoneless kids AT ALL. They learn REAL survival skills, and, again, how to take "No!" for an answer!!! You do that, and you'll see far fewer mass-shootings, because they won't be such TRIGGERED SNOWFLAKES about things that don't matter, like LEGAL assylum seekers, and so much more!!!

    People, mass-shootings aren't only a uniquely American Problem. They're not even only uniquely a white, straight/cis-male problem. They're also a GENERATIONAL problem. That generation was NOT RAISED RIGHT, and guess who they hate the most? Not only POC, but also *older* POC. Why? Because they don't ever get told "No!" by anyone until they hit their young adult years, and all the sudden they have to deal with older people in the world who aren't their parents or grandparents... Older people who understand the VALUE of saying "No!" a LOT - and who aren't afraid to say it to younger adults who weren't parented right... When are people going to get a clue? It's not only the propoganda that's getting 'm online. It's how they're being spoiled rotten in the first place, then one day, they get told "No!" and they don't know how to handle it because they were never taught right to begin with...

    Anyway, let the "No!" start with their stupid phones!!!! Glad there are medical exceptions, but really, that's it. That's the only -actual- use for those phones. Teach those kids to learn to take "No!" for an answer, and guess what? There goes the trite "reasoning" they all give for wanting to have them, "What if there's a mass-shooting at school?" Yeah, there won't BE mass-shootings every other F'n day. They'll be NORMAL kids living NORMAL lives, just like the REST OF US DID when we were kids.

    Or is that too much to ask?????

  • xxBladeSnowxx
    xxBladeSnowxx 25 days ago +1

    Cool!

  • Connor Dam
    Connor Dam 25 days ago +1

    When ur high school gets on national news

  • Zion Child
    Zion Child 25 days ago

    That just too much control. We don't need that in our schools.

  • David Ellis
    David Ellis 25 days ago +2

    The kids are going old school ! They will adjust after much 😡 !

  • Valkyrie Jessica Brown
    Valkyrie Jessica Brown 25 days ago +1

    Without Mobile Devices I'm all for having Phones out on Breaks Breakfast Or lunch in the Cafeteria or if there isn't something to do then that's fine What would have Happened to the Students if tragedy struck it's one of those things you have to think about it's a dangerous time Right now it use to be safe when I was growing now it isn't

    • The Kent Family
      The Kent Family 23 days ago

      Valkyrie Jessica Brown emergencies occurred before cellphones and they were dealt with. A cellphone will do nothing , except distract kids from doing the right thing like video it or snapchating .. no phones it’s great !

    • Valkyrie Jessica Brown
      Valkyrie Jessica Brown 25 days ago

      @justrosy5 I Agree with you I love to talk to people face to face people should talk face to face but I'm saying is if something worst is about to happened they need to have their phones with them for emergencies

    • justrosy5
      justrosy5 25 days ago +1

      There *is* something to do. It's called "eat and socialize face to face" like *normal* human beings do. Also, things aren't safe right now because that generation hasn't been told "No!" for most of their lives, then when they hit their young adult years, all the sudden they have to deal with it and they don't know how... Well, now they're being told "No!" (temporarily), so they're being forced to deal with it. Mark my words - after a few years, there will be *no risk* of school shootings at that school. They will have to wait until the last students who remember not having this rule are gone though, before they can declare that school reasonably safe from potential gun violence. I'm not kidding here. Force kids to take "No!" for an answer, and all the sudden, their brains click "on" and they actually start *using* them for once.

  • Pohaku Mana
    Pohaku Mana 25 days ago +6

    San Mateo High School District is one of the best areas in the country. Having an education from there you assume the rest of the country gets at least as much. not so much

  • Will Stewart
    Will Stewart 25 days ago

    I would def leave that school 😂

  • Original Rush
    Original Rush 25 days ago +6

    Roll it out Nationwide

  • Last Laugh
    Last Laugh 25 days ago +15

    Nobody:
    Absolutely nobody:
    No one in the universe:
    California: *Ban it*

  • ??? guess
    ??? guess 25 days ago +4

    A San Mateo High what happens if there is a mass shooting or other emergencies where the EMTs, fire or police need to be contacted

    • Pohaku Mana
      Pohaku Mana 25 days ago +1

      @Cliff Yablonski they were baby sat with a thumbplucking electronic device, NO imagination.

    • Cliff Yablonski
      Cliff Yablonski 25 days ago +2

      The school will call if there's an emergency WTF is wrong with you people?

    • Pohaku Mana
      Pohaku Mana 25 days ago

      @justrosy5 I went to that HS 50 years ago, we didn't have cell phones or mass shootings. But we did have a race riot after a weed rippoff on a Wed., it was blamed on not enough blackness..(gym coach, counslors, dean etc.) so they smashed windows and ganged up on a few folks.
      Only gun was Hollis Gilgore's 12 gau. in the trunk of his Mustang. Cops took it when searching all the cars going into the senior parking lot. They had a pile of bats, pipes, chains, sticks, and beer they confiscated. Half day was called on Thursday. Friday there were half dozen cop cars lined up at the curb in front. hmm lol San Mateo.
      Was a great school.

    • justrosy5
      justrosy5 25 days ago +1

      Things aren't safe in schools right now because that generation hasn't been told "No!" for most of their lives, then when they hit their young adult years, all the sudden they have to deal with it and they don't know how... Well, now they're being told "No!" (temporarily), so they're being forced to deal with it. Mark my words - after a few years, there will be no risk of school shootings at that school. They will have to wait until the last students who remember not having this rule are gone though, before they can declare that school reasonably safe from potential gun violence. I'm not kidding here. Force kids to take "No!" for an answer, and all the sudden, their brains click "on" and they actually start using them for once.

  • T Hoop
    T Hoop 25 days ago +6

    Good move!!!!!

  • Sagezilla
    Sagezilla 25 days ago +4

    Not a problem to get a fake phone and lock it up. FFs

  • GalaticPuff420
    GalaticPuff420 25 days ago +6

    About time they did this.

  • cpgone
    cpgone 25 days ago +8

    And California came up with this? Maybe there is hope.

    • cardashian77
      cardashian77 25 days ago +1

      @Pohaku Mana very true

    • Pohaku Mana
      Pohaku Mana 25 days ago +3

      @innovator008 better state than MOST

    • innovator008
      innovator008 25 days ago +1

      cpgone right! Considering how F’ed up that state is currently