Nearly two years ago, much to the dismay of students, parents and public pleas, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg banned cell phones in Manhattan schools.

Since texting, videos, instant messages, cameras and music are all accessible at the touch of a button, I can see why schools would want to prohibit the distractions.

On the other hand, many parents argue that they need to have a lifeline to their children in case of emergencies like 9/11 or school shootings, which are scary realities in our world today.

Would you agree with a cell phone ban in your tot's school?