Adults have always frowned on the amusements of teens. They did not like Elvis and comic books in the 50s. They weren’t too crazy about Space Invaders and other video games in the 80s.
At last Thursday’s Clark County School Board meeting, a school employee took aim at what many teens consider most sacred — their cell phones.
Tehran Boldon, who works in special education at Western High School, called cell phones a “public menace” because teens with cell phones are spreading so much misinformation during the school day. Parents show up at the principal’s office outraged over a simple misunderstanding. TV news crews come to campus to report on the latest false alarm.
Because cell phones can take photos and shoot video, Boldon worries that kids are also acting out for the camera and violating privacy by taking them into restrooms and locker rooms.
Boldon would like to ban cell phones from all school campuses. The school board did not react to his suggestion, but what do you think?