Cell Phone not allowed in during Classroom Discussion

DepEd Officials once again announced the prohibition of the use of cell phone inside the classroom to keep the students focused in the lesson and activities. The Officials cited DepEd Order Numbers 83, series of 2003; 26 series of 2000 and 70 series of 1999, which state that DepEd strictly imposes a ban on the use of cell phones by students during class hours.

Students are encouraged to turn off their cell phones during class period. In other way, students may live it open in the principal or guidance office to monitor emergency calls.

Teachers are also instructed not to confiscate the cell phone instead make sure to instruct the student switch off their gadgets prior to classroom discussion

8 Komento ng Ulirang Guro:

This is a good idea for the schools to prohibit mobile phones inside the classroom so that students can concentrate on their lessons. However, it would be best if they will just surrender it to the Dean's office in case of an emergency calls.

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i have one question:'how can cellphones be banned if they cannot be confiscated? What do we do with repetitive offender of the ban?"

WHAT IF, THE TEACHER CONFISCATED THE CELLPHONE IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT FROM A GRADE SCHOOL PUPIL AND DID NOT RETURN IT FOR ALMOST 5 DAYS? DO THE TEACHERS LIABLE IN THIS CASE?

i red one comment how can it be banned if not confiscated take note dep ed is not banning cellular phones they are just stating that you should turn off the phone so if any offender is caught the only thing is to make them turn it off or take it and bring it back to the student after class in that way you are not directly confiscating the thing you are just prohibiting him or her not to use phone during class hours

Does this ,turning off of cellphone,also apply during break time in school ? since it is stated "During class period" only.