A high school science teacher was suspended for five days without pay for using a jammer in the classroom to block signals from students’ mobile phones. However, he may consider himself lucky because he actually violated federal law. Dean Liptak was tired of his students’ phone activities interrupting their attention, and he didn’t think the school district’s confiscation plan would be so embarrassing. WTSP reported that he brought the device so that their noses stayed in the book instead of on the screen.
Unfortunately, although Liptak claimed that the jammer only blocked the reception signal in his classroom, it actually interfered with the communication with the campus cell phone tower. This caught the attention of Verizon, who alerted school officials to the presence of the jammer. District Mayor Kurt Browning said in the suspension letter that Liptak “posed a serious threat to communications that are critical to security and prevented others from making 911 calls.” He also Quoting Liptak’s view of “inappropriate educational worksheets” used with students “lack of judgment.”
Liptak said in response that after talking with police officials, he believed that possession and use of portable jammer did not violate the state’s laws. And they may not, but the FCC stipulates that “use jammers to deliberately block, block or interfere with cells or similar devices that authorize radio communications, such as cell phones, radars, and Wi-Fi.” “I use this device to keep students focused For homework,” Liptak wrote: “When I have to tell students to put down their phones, it’s counterproductive to stop teaching and lose attention. If students refuse to give up their phones. On a laptop, I have to write A suggestion is losing attention to studying in the classroom.”
Verizon does not need to file a lawsuit, so Liptak will only deal with unpaid weeks. This is just another small conflict in the battle for attention between the user and the screen, and wearable devices (such as Apple’s smart watches) will only exacerbate the conflict. Checking your watch and mobile phone are the two most socially disapproving operations. Combining them like Apple Watch will only arouse more severe head and finger shaking, with the following sentence: Now? “Liptak’s jammers are illegal, but they are excessively killing. In this case, it is the responsibility to respect the students and to hire teachers. We do not need the participation of the federal government.