Whenever you board an airplane, you are given instructions just before the plane begins to take off. The Flight Attendant will stand in front of everyone and make sure everyone clearly understands the instructions. One of the instructions given is that ALL electronic devices must be placed on Airplane Mode. The reason this is asked of all passengers is to make sure that personal devices such as a cell phone don’t interfere with the airplane’s equipment. Your phone transmits signals when you make a call or use data. The plane transmits a signal as well. When the plane is in the air, the plane’s signal is more important than your cell signal. As a result, we follow the rules and turn our phones on airplane mode. Many passengers argue and wonder if it is even necessary to do this. I guess it is very difficult for people to be without their phone.
Many teenagers can understand the protest of passengers wanting to use their phone. The classroom should be a phone-free environment unless the teacher gives you permission. The reason is because the teacher is transmitting a signal. That ‘signal’ is very important information you need. Nothing should interfere with that signal. Don’t let your phone be the reason you can’t focus in class. If you are constantly low on battery power by 10:00 am, you may have a problem. Here is the solution: While you are in class, place your phone on Airplane Mode. This will shut out all the calls, text messages, and updates. It will also conserve your battery power and allow you to focus on the most important thing. So get ready for take-off and place your electronic devices on Airplane Mode.
Marvin Byrd (c/o 98)
It Can Be Done