I'm starting to think about going back to teaching after 8 years staying home. I taught Middle School Reading for 13 years. I have been networking with teacher friends and one comment / advice I received from a wonderful friend who is teaching middle school is to GO ELEMENTARY. She says that there is a prevalence of cell phone use during class time and students are audio- and video-recording teachers at their worst moment (naturally). They text Mommy or Daddy under the desk when something isn't to their liking. Mom or Dad is then up at the school before the teacher even knows it... irate and confrontational. Comments? What is your school's official policy regarding children's cell phones and what is the reality of such a policy?