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Classroom Cellphone Bans = Human Rights Violation?

June 11, 2009

One thing I think is neat about Naver’s classification of news stories is that one category is “human rights and welfare”. On the other hand, it seems to me that the term “human rights” is treated a little too casually sometimes.

It is the 26th in the classroom of a high school in Seoul. The teacher, Mr. Kim, has found a student playing games on a cellphone during the lesson. Mr. Kim had instructed the students to turn off their cellphones, but the student had not done so in order to access an electronic English dictionary.

Mr. Kim said, “it’s easy to catch students secretly reading comic books but as cellphones get smaller and their functions increase there’s nothing else I can do.”

With cellphone use now ubiquitous among teenagers, students and teachers are in a “battle” over them.

Click Here for the Full Story (Korea Beat)

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