Is it OK for teachers to take things away from their pupils?

Is it OK for teachers to take things away from their pupils?

Should teachers be able to take away distractions during the day? After all it is the student's possession, and it should be up to their parents as to whether or not they want their children to have these thing at school. Couldn't the teacher just notify the child's parent?

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mikus_chibi_neko
Stealing......I just refuse to hand it over.
on December 11, 2015
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Maya_swan
Only if it's annoying or distracting but not if it's in their hand not being annoying or distracting like a ball that you like to squese and thats it teachers shouldn't take that away do i thik it depends
on May 09, 2015
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evvvie_s
If it's super distracting (like a bouncy ball continuously being bounced) then it's OK. At my school we have a rule that no phones are allowed (unless you give a reason). There's a boy who brings in beads to calm him down because he has anger issues. Once, my friends had their phone taken by a substitute teacher, even though he had a note. By often, my school is understanding.
on May 29, 2014
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melanygerb
some students at my school get erasers, mini hand sanitizers, and even books taken away and never given back
one time my teacher took my kindle away because I was using it when I still had corrections and long- term school projects to do, and I didn't get it back until 4 days later! He even threatened to take my tablet away the next morning when I was using it before school!
One time one of my classmates took my eraser, and threw it across the room. Then the teacher saw it, and See More▼
on March 18, 2014
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EMOpanda
Yes.
Only as long as they return it. At my school your parents have to pay $15 to get it back.
EMOpanda
yus
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on March 18, 2014
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melanygerb
if they return it the end of the day that's alright, but shouldn't they return it after class
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on March 18, 2014
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on March 18, 2014
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tuhina
no
Students have rights to their personal belongings and if they fail, it's their fault.
tuhina
No. I meant that if their playing with something and the teacher is giving a lesson, the teacher shouldn't care. If that student fails in that subject, it's their own fault.
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on March 19, 2014
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melanygerb
so they can be taken away by teachers?
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on March 18, 2014
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Nightcat
my phone went off in class (it was friday) and the teacher took it off me and I had to get it back at the end of the day but she left a note on the door saying it was with another teacher (who I didn't know where her office was) so I went up there to get it monday morning and she said I had to fill in a form becoause my phone hadn't been registered so I did and went back the next morning and finally got my phone back 4 days after it randomly went off
Nightcat
Ikr
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on March 18, 2014
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melanygerb
that isn't fair!
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on March 18, 2014
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on March 17, 2014
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