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Windows 7: Is this legal?

14 Jan 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unbelievable in what world we live now. And those kids shall be the future of the country?
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14 Jan 2010   #12
Tawa

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Do they have the right to keep her phone? Of course not.

Go beat that teacher up, and then the only right you will have is the right to remain silent, and everything you say will be used against you in the court.

Or they can be kind to you, then the only right you will know is: "right this way...", kicked out of school.

Man I miss those days.

Nah I'm just kidding, I was peaceful in my school years. And btw, consult the School Constitution, you will know your answer, you can't get it from here.
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14 Jan 2010   #13
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

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They probably won't let her text when she is at the pinnacle of her employment career making fries at the local McDonald's.
Whilst I agree with your sentiments rscalzo that was a little mean

I am not sure of the legalities either but it is common practice in Australian schools. I agree with taking a phone for an entire school day but keeping it over the weekend is not appropriate considering most parents give phones to their kids (initially) for safety. I'd not be happy if my child needed it on the way home from school and it was sitting in a teacher's desk drawer. In saying that though, I would hope my child would have enough respect for their teacher and themselves not to text in class.
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14 Jan 2010   #14
jay817

vista 32bit
 
 

My school was the same kept till end of the day didn't bother me though as I was there to learn
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14 Jan 2010   #15
Qdos

 

I would have thought the phone belongs in a locker during lessons...
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14 Jan 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have to check and see what the school rules say. If it's clearly been posted and students made aware than I don't see any issue. Phones should remain in lockers. In the event a parent needs to get ahold of their child they can call the office and have the student paged just like in the old days. It's not only the disruptions, but these smartphones today can also be used for cheating, recording, etc. It's very easy to see why the school cracks down on them.
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14 Jan 2010   #17
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Take my phone? I'd whack the teacher over the head with a chair before said teacher could. My property - although I would never use it in class - you are there for a reason.
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14 Jan 2010   #18
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

But.. yeah... if the phone gets taken on a Tuesday, she can only get it back next Monday after school. But, I save my texting for after school unless it's urgent and i'm trying to find a ride to somewhere.
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14 Jan 2010   #19
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
But.. yeah... if the phone gets taken on a Tuesday, she can only get it back next Monday after school. But, I save my texting for after school unless it's urgent and i'm trying to find a ride to somewhere.
Well to me that isn't fair and if I were your parents I'd be p*ssed. Too bad if your sister gets caught out one day without a means to contact you or your parents easily. If she is a repeat offender, I understand why the teacher might be getting annoyed but still not a justification for taking a mobile phone away for a week. JMO
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14 Jan 2010   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
But.. yeah... if the phone gets taken on a Tuesday, she can only get it back next Monday after school. But, I save my texting for after school unless it's urgent and i'm trying to find a ride to somewhere.
Well to me that isn't fair and if I were your parents I'd be p*ssed. Too bad if your sister gets caught out one day without a means to contact you or your parents easily. If she is a repeat offender, I understand why the teacher might be getting annoyed but still not a justification for taking a mobile phone away for a week. JMO
Iy may be justifible if it was in the rules of the school

Get a copy of the Cell Phone Policy at the school and review it...if it indeed says the punishment your sister received was correct than tell her to stop texting in class...simple

You guys think you have it bad? My HS (before I graduated) had a no cell phone rule on the entire campus (faculty and staff included)...caught once? Phone gone for a week...caught twice? ISS and Phone gone a month? Caught AGAIN? OSS for a week and Phone gone for another month. If you went to school there you agreed to the rules...we were also searched at the beginning of school and violations were handed out for phones found

Like pparks said...at school the only time a phone is necessary is for an emergency...go to the office and use it
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