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Students should use their phones less

Juniors Lath Apka and Yona Ketema utilize their phones during free time.

Juniors Lath Apka and Yona Ketema utilize their phones during free time.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins

Juniors Lath Apka and Yona Ketema utilize their phones during free time.

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins

Juniors Lath Apka and Yona Ketema utilize their phones during free time.

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Students and people in general should think about how much they use their phones. Apple implemented a new tool in their latest update that lets the user know how much time they spend on their a week. Tools like these make people think about how much they use their phones. SPA is fairly lenient regarding their phone policies, and teachers rarely tell students to put their phones away except in class, assemblies, and the lunchroom. But teachers could help enforce better habits. Sophomores Jasmine White and Theo Moen believe that the school could monitor or limit phone use more for different reasons.

“I’m on my phone a lot and I think I should use it less, so phone use should be monitored and regulated more in school,” White said.

“Phone use should be limited because it distracts from interactions during free time and throughout the day,” Moen said.

Phone use should be limited because it distracts from interactions”

— Theo Moen

There are personal as well as societal reasons phone use should be limited, however, senior Peter Moore has a different mindset about phone use.

“As long as you are not a distraction for other people while at school or work it’s fine, but there are so many other interesting things in the world than be on your phone,” Moore said.

As long as a person is not bothering another person, Moore believes everyone can use their phones as much as they want, but reducing phone use isn’t about helping others. It’s about helping yourself break bad habits. Students should use their phones less because there are more reasons to get off the screen and interact with people.

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