Cell Phone Use in Teens

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There has always been controversy as to teens not being able to concentrate and focus because of texting and cell phone use. Visiting any U.S high school can show the lack of concentration and focus of students caused by using their phones. Benefits of having a cell phone can have the advantage of reporting crimes as they happen, handling an emergency, and always being connected with friends and family; however there are drawbacks such as reducing concentration, having poor grades, and causing an accident while the driver is using his phone. “ They (cell phones) allow people to stay connected to friends and family, for example, and provide a way to report crimes and emergencies…” ( How Does Cell Phone Use Impact Teenagers 9). A man from California says his daughter has sent more than three hundred texts a day while at school.(17). “ My attention span is getting worse…” (Young and strong unable to concentrate 1). A driver, seventeen years old, lost control of his car while texting hitting a bicyclists who two days later died due to the accident (Cell Phone Distraction 3). One advantage of having a cell phone is that its very helpful when a person needs to contact a friend or a family member (9). For example, when someone is lost in a place they have never been in. But now a days people owning a cell phone can never get lost because now phones have a map that tells you where your location is. Now a phone can also be a credit/debit card swiper for someone's business. Another good advantage of having a cell phone is that if someone is a witness of a crime being committed that person can make a call to the police and try to get the person committing the crime off the streets (9). In almost every crime a cell phone is ... ... middle of paper ... ... phone use causes young people to have less concentration and being less able to focus. The facts that have been stated in this research paper shows enough facts that cell phone use has a great effect on young people’s life. Sooner or later the cell phone use may become a major problem in school, so parents need to regulate all use of cell phones. Works Cited Cassel, David. “Using Mobile Phones For Emergencies”. Web.8 January 2014. Csays, Jimmy. “Young and Strong Unable to Concentrate”. November 23, 2013. Web.Sabella A. 8 January 2014. Netzley, D Patricia. “ How Does Cell Phone Use Impact Teenagers?” Reference Point Press. San Diego, Ca. C 2013. Print. Phillips, Suzanne. “Teens Sleeping with Cell Phones: A Clear and Present Danger.” Web.8 January 2014. Russell. “Cell Phones Texting: Cell Phone Distraction. April 29 2010. Web.8 January 2014.

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