Mobile Phone in School


Life has changed dramatically in past 20 years, technologies as how it was describe in journals and articles has made the world smaller and more convenient to people of majority places. Malaysia is also blessed with such changes, how we see our country today was never imagined happening by many of our ancestors. In a nut shell, those who are born today are likely to embrace the benefit of modern civilisation (Jegathesan and Gunasekaran 1997).
One of the most significant technologies that have change the way we live is the invention of cellular phone. A cellular phone also known as a mobile phone or handphones is defined as a communication tool that functions through wireless connection signals. The main difference between the traditional phone and the mobile phone is its convenient and built features that have made it easier for people to communicate even in a moving condition (Lei, Junqi, and Zizhen 2009).
References were dated back only from the year 1973 when Dr Martin Cooper first demonstrated the usage of the first mobile phone in Washington D. C. USA ( 1997).   Subsequently in 1995, the technology of cellular phone was first introduced in Malaysia by Celcom Axiata Berhad ( 2011).
In today’s education arena, school compound is facing dramatic challenges rising from the use of handphones among students. As even without handphones, teachers are already handful with their responsibilities of teaching, examinations, curricular activities, meetings and many more. Thus, to grant access to the use of mobile phones among students becomes a great problem as the teachers will become accountable to the well being of their pupil.
Today Malaysia is questioned to whether allow school children to bring hand phones as early as primary school. Many have debated on the issues mobile phone usage using social effects, health, and safety as part of their reason to defend and support the importunacy while others are still unconvinced...