I teach high school. 99% of my students bring a cell phone to school. The texting is just out.of.control. Every time I turn my back they start texting. The problem is that it's hard to catch them red handed because they'll do stuff like keep it in the front pocket of their hooded sweatshirt. I know it's there, I can tell, but I don't have the authority to search their clothing. They're always "looking for something" in their backpack...but I KNOW they're really texting in there. The problem is that there is no parental support and little administration support. The parents WANT their kids to have the cell phones in school and I can't even tell you how many times I've heard "but I was texting my mom back!!" The administration has bigger fish to fry and doesn't want to upset parents. Also, when I do catch a student and tell them to hand over their cell phone, they get very angry and it often escalates into a much bigger issue than it needed to be. What can I do? What is your school's policy? Is it enforced? Are teachers, parents, and administrators all on board?