Uploaded by Aisyah Jamaludin


Handphones, mobile phones, and tablets are becoming common in almost
everywhere in our society, even now, small children have it too. Today, it has
become a must have item to everyone. Even now, If I ask the audience, whether
they have a handphone, probably almost all will say yes, isn't? Well, as for now
this question exclude the students, because students are still prohibited to bring
handphone to school, but if students are allowed to bring handphone, most
probably, all the audience in this hall, will say yes.
But then, is it a good idea to allow students to bring handphone to school? In
every story, there are two sides of contracting ideas, therefore, I would like to take
this opportunity, to let the audiences know the advantages and disadvantages
of allowing students to bring handphone to school.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me start my speech by stating the first advantages of student bring phone to
school that is, to make communication easier, especially between parents and
their children. It will allow them to communicate with each other at any time. In
the past, parents often never knew where their children were until they came
home. With handphone, parents can check up on their kids and arrange
transportation or relay important information, if necessary, at any time they want.
Like for example, the children can tell their parents what their activities are and
thus make the parents less worry about their children’s whereabouts.
Secondly, handphones can be an invaluable tool in emergency situations. For
instance, if a student is severely injured or there is a crisis, the phones can allow
students to contact authorities or anyone for help.
Thirdly, with the technology available, it can help the students to learn more. More
easy access to internet, students can search information on the internet easily.
But it could also be the other way around. Students use the internet to find fun
instead of studying.
Now, I will focus on the disadvantages of student bring phone to school. Firstly,
is about theft issue. With more and more attractive phones available, there are
good chances of phone being snatch or theft. This happen because some pupils
might not be able to afford it, thus, the only way for them to have it, is by steal
it. Students also can make extra money too by stealing the handphone and sell
Moreover, students can at times be clumsy when keeping their things. We all know
that once the item is gone, it will be gone forever. The price of handphone is not
cheap, and when the theft issue arises, it can cause a lot of other trouble.
Secondly, the phone can may cause distraction in lessons. Some students that
did not shut off their phone and suddenly get a phone call, will disturb the lesson
in the class. They can also play games in hiding during the lesson. With so many
students in the class, teacher could overlook these students. This is one of the
instances of students misuse the purpose of handphone.
By bringing handphone to school also will hinder pupils to study more as they are
much more prefer to play games than to read book. They only used the privilege
given for their own joy only. Thus, the passion for learning for many students will be
decreasing and this is bad because study is important in life. Only With more
knowledge we could be more developed, but if these young generation do not
like to study, it will hinder our progress to be more successful.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have line out the pros and cons of allowing students to bring handphone to
school. Now, it is up to us to decide and choose what is the best decision on this
issue. Well then, I arrived at the end of my speech, and thus I would like to thank
all for lending your ears. Therefore, I end my speech with thank you very much
and goodbye. Thank you.