As a middle school student, I believe that students should be allowed to keep their cell phones with them during the day. I am not saying that they should be able to use them during class but we should be able to at least have them with us. Teachers have their phones with them during the day so why can't students. What if there was some kind of emergency and we needed access to our cell phones. Also when teachers use their phones during class time it does not seem fair. Even if we were not allowed to keep our phones with us, then make a rule that allows us to use technology during lunches or eighth period. Give the hard working students a little more freedom because we do not get a lot of that. If we use it with wrong intensions then you can punish that individual student. Besides what is the worst that would happen if students could keep their phones with them. We work hard enough and what if there was some kind of emergency that we needed to contact someone. Why would it be so bad to keep our phones with us, teachers do and nothing bad happens. To finish it off, there is nothing wrong with students keeping their cell phones with them as long as they do not use them, unless authorized. We should be given more freedom by keeping our phones with us at all times. It would be the fair thing to do.