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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:56 AM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:03 PM
Is there good good DC cell phone jammer with around a thirty ft. radius signal that I can keep in my classroom? I wouldn't even tell my students...just quietly let it do it's job during class time. Maybe, just for kicks I could walk the hallways between classes with it on my belt and watch the tears start to flow.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:10 PM
That is what your main office is for.
I've heard many opinions about the possibility of blocking emergency calls, etc.
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:07 PM
Above quote taken from here: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone-jammer5.htm
In the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and many other countries, blocking cell-phone services (as well as any other electronic transmissions) is against the law. In the United States, cell-phone jamming is covered under the Communications Act of 1934, which prohibits people from "willfully or maliciously interfering with the radio communications of any station licensed or authorized" to operate. In fact, the "manufacture, importation, sale or offer for sale, including advertising, of devices designed to block or jam wireless transmissions is prohibited" as well.
Jamming is seen as property theft, because a private company has purchased the rights to the radio spectrum, and jamming the spectrum is akin to stealing the property the company has purchased. It also represents a safety hazard because jamming blocks all calls in the area, not just the annoying ones. Jamming a signal could block the call of a babysitter frantically trying to contact a parent or a someone trying to call for an ambulance.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:53 PM
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 09:54 PM
The basket to deposit the phone is used when you get stuck onto jury duty in my neck of the woods. Phones are illegal in the courtroom.
I've got another idea, how about sitting a basket near the entrance to your classroom and put up a sign "Deposit Cell Phones Here After Turning Them Off. You May Pick Them Up After Class."
I've not heard of any laws or rulings that would stop you from doing that. Besides, they are in your classroom to learn, not text.
And if parents get upset, then you can tell them that their children are wasting their tax dollars while texting in class and not paying attention.
Just my 2 cents.
Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:49 PM
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