Schools have code of conducts to maintain order and protect the students from harmful or destructive behavior in order to enhance the quality of education. These could be rules concerning how students should behave to each other, clothes they should wear, the use of technology such as cell phones and laptops and what they are expected to do when classes are held. This text will compare the code of conduct of Hermods gymnasium in Sweden with the code of conduct of The Parktown Boy’s High School in South Africa. Some personal stories can be included to highlight some of the rules whether the rules are obeyed or not.
Rules concerning computers
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Mostly it’s students who browse Facebook but there are students playing online games.
Rules concerning cell phones
In Hermods gymnasium students are allowed to bring their own cell phones but need to have them in silence mode while in class. The teacher may confiscate the phone if the student disrupts the lesson. Students in Hermods can however be allowed to use their phone if the teacher approves.
Parktown Boy’s High School students may not use their cell phones during “organized boarding activities” and their parents are advised to call them at appropriate times. The cell phones may also be confiscated if the student violates any of the rules. It is mentioned in the group that grade 8 students may to bring their cellphones - it appears like younger students may not bring their cell phones to the boarding school.
There are many Hermods students who secretly use their phones during classes and teachers usually warn them if they see it. I’ve witnessed some very bizarre violations of the the cell phones. It could happen when we are taking a test or have to pay attention to our teacher and suddenly someone’s...