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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 • 64

  • Detective Taylor Swift
    Detective Taylor Swift 2 months ago +1

    Honestly my friends all have their phones on them but at lunch they’re not on it because the teachers will take it away, this is just doing to much 💀

  • rystar360
    rystar360 2 months ago

    then there was just a shooting here i think

  • Mak Roberts
    Mak Roberts 2 months ago

    Skuul iz no plase fir pfons
    BUTT( lots have them as too allow
    Breadwinner of home, kno wats
    Goin on( o= hitler, all= sad usa
    How bout you do not put yer fone
    On limbo@ LEARN NOT TOO USE
    IT IN SKUUL?!!!????? Fukkin sadass
    Usa.... scared for future, butt glad
    That'i'll befirst

  • H. W.
    H. W. 3 months ago +1

    So glad I left California.

  • XxBrayanisCoolxX
    XxBrayanisCoolxX 3 months ago

    Im not going to San mateo im going to Hillsdale

  • Bored Hooman
    Bored Hooman 4 months ago +1

    Yall could litterally cut that open

  • Bored Hooman
    Bored Hooman 4 months ago +4

    0:08 She was paid to say that

  • Clayton
    Clayton 4 months ago +1

    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.

  • Burn'n Down the house
    Burn'n Down the house 4 months ago +1

    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 4 months ago +2

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

  • Mike Sacco
    Mike Sacco 4 months ago +2

    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 4 months 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??

  • chrysalxm •10 yrs ago

    Don't most schools already do this?

  • Lori Grierson
    Lori Grierson 5 months ago

    This is wonderful

  • Mike The security guard
    Mike The security guard 5 months ago +6

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

    • Mak Roberts
      Mak Roberts 2 months ago

      Mike The security guard precisly
      ( y czek yer arms in an area w/ o%
      Federal rule over, u& yer rights
      ( not guns, war on fones too☺️🤣🤣🎟🕳

  • J. Smart
    J. Smart 5 months ago +1

    Try convincing them...

    • CAMELIA Her
      CAMELIA Her 4 months ago +1

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

  • redyoshi777
    redyoshi777 5 months ago

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

  • NatureMan
    NatureMan 5 months ago +1

    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 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months 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 5 months ago +6

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

  • Nathan H
    Nathan H 5 months ago +4

    The smartest idea since smart phones.

  • Dean William
    Dean William 5 months ago

    This should b interesting when somebody shoots up their school

    • john smith
      john smith 5 months ago +1

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

  • Ka Bar Brother
    Ka Bar Brother 5 months ago +3

    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 5 months 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 5 months 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 4 months ago

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

    • Akhil Manthina
      Akhil Manthina 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

    Cool!

  • Connor Dam
    Connor Dam 5 months ago +2

    When ur high school gets on national news

  • Zion Child
    Zion Child 5 months ago

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

  • David Ellis
    David Ellis 5 months ago +2

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

  • Valkyrie Jessica Brown
    Valkyrie Jessica Brown 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago +8

    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 5 months ago +1

    I would def leave that school 😂

    • cardashian77
      cardashian77 5 months ago +1

      Well we know how dumb you a are

  • Original Rush
    Original Rush 5 months ago +6

    Roll it out Nationwide

  • Last Laugh
    Last Laugh 5 months ago +22

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

    • Mak Roberts
      Mak Roberts 2 months ago

      Ban what, killing? Maga
      Makes americans gut u all Aggain

  • ??? guess
    ??? guess 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

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

    • Cliff Yablonski
      Cliff Yablonski 5 months ago +2

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

    • Pohaku Mana
      Pohaku Mana 5 months 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 5 months 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.

  • Sagezilla
    Sagezilla 5 months ago +5

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

  • GalaticPuff420
    GalaticPuff420 5 months ago +6

    About time they did this.

  • cpgone
    cpgone 5 months ago +8

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

    • cardashian77
      cardashian77 5 months ago +1

      @Pohaku Mana very true

    • Pohaku Mana
      Pohaku Mana 5 months ago +3

      @innovator008 better state than MOST

    • innovator008
      innovator008 5 months ago +1

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