YouSpeak: Banning Cell Phones at FitRec
Policy stirs anger, debate
It’s there for all to see on FitRec’s website—a “No Cell Phone Use” policy. FitRec makes it clear: “Once you pass through the turnstile in FitRec, there is no cell phone use allowed, including talking and texting.” Why? Privacy and safety, the site explains. “Most phones have cameras and those pose major privacy concerns—like people unknowingly having their picture taken.” As for safety: “Phones can be distracting and we have a lot of machinery and equipment that require concentration—talking on the phone becomes a safety hazard around this equipment.”
The policy has generated a lot of debate, meaning anger, among students.
So, this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Should cell phones be banned at FitRec?”
“YouSpeak” appears each Monday.
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