: What are the rules about using cell phones at school? Answer
: Every school is different, but most allow students to bring phones as long as they turn them off during class. Check your school's rules -- and make sure your kids are mature enough to follow them. In general, kids should use them sparingly: when they need a ride, if there's an emergency, or if their plans change. And always -- always -- answer when Mom or Dad call.
Students have been known to misuse their cell phones at school. Make sure they know not to use the phone for nefarious purposes, like cheating, harassing teachers and videotaping it, taking pictures of kids without permission, etc. Some violations have serious consequences -- and the evidence is all in the phone. — Common Sense Media The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.