Colleges know that there are instances when it is indisputably proper and useful for students to have the right to use to a cellular phone. No matter if it is one of the new cell phones T-Mobile just released, cell phones need not be turned on or used for the duration of classes or study time, nor is it allowable within the classroom. As a universal rule, mobile phones should only be used by students in cases of emergency or for valid reasons. Cell phones have turned into a dilemma on the rise in colleges and universities, regarded as pestering stuff due to classroom interruptions they may cause. In view of such grounds, all schools generally carry out the following cell phone policies:
- The use of cell phones for the duration of the class schedule is not acceptable. This includes using a mobile phone for sending out messages, connecting to the internet or any other application thereof. In some unavoidable situations the student may request their professor for consent to keep their phone active for incoming calls. In normal school days, mobile phones may be used during breaks and lunchtimes.
- Parents and students should make certain that cell phones are sufficiently insured as personal property and are brought to the school grounds fully at the owner’s risk. The College cannot agree to take any accountability for theft, loss, damage or health effects resulting from the use of such gadget.
- It is an act of misdemeanor to employ any device in a menacing or unkind manner. Occurrences of maltreatment like bullying and harassment like stalking via text messaging or other measures will be handled strictly by the College in the first offense and passed on to the police.
- A lot of the latest cell phones come with built in digital cameras and are e-mail enabled. Capturing any photographs of people in and around the school premises or during any school event is prohibited, except it is for a spoken, official and authorized College function for which preceding acquiescence is acquired and agreed, both from the College and from whoever is photographed. Any photo officially allowed for a purpose may only be use for that said purpose. Emailing, posting or uploading onto any website, publishing any photo is also prohibited.
Failure to abide by this rule may signify a grave invasion of others’ privacy, for which there may be civic and/or criminal legal consequences. Non-adherence of violation of these regulations may lead to phone seizure, constrained or extracted benefits and suitable punitive action being taken by the College.