Effects Of Cell Phones

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It is no secret that for the past few years people all over the world have lost sight of personal communication and face-to-face conversations. Everyone is so consumed in their cell phones and social media that many do not know how to hold a proper conversation without an electronic device in their hand. Many people cannot have face-to-face conversations because they are used to having a screen in front of their face. This causes lack of proper communication. Cell phones are slowly taking over our lives and communication skills and very few people acknowledge it. According to the Pew Research Center, 90% of American adults own cell phones. That means within that percentage, every one of them can be connected to each other instantly. Cell phones…show more content…
However, cell phones have recently caused these relationships to be weakened. Cell phones are put to good use when one of your family members may not live with you anymore and you cannot visit them regularly, but cell phones have also caused less family time with the family you are still living with. Growing Wireless has given the statistic that 69% of families have given their children a smartphone when they were under the age of eight. This has caused a huge controversy within households. Children who grow up with cell phones will not have the proper communication skills and they also bond less with their families. For instance, some children are allowed to use their cellphones at the dinner table, however the dinner table should be a place where families talk about their day and if they have any exciting news. Family is not only affected by the usage of cell phones, but friends are also affected. For example, when I go out for dinner, I often see a group of friends on their phones, instead of talking to one another. They are worried about other people’s lives instead of their friends who are sitting right in front of them. According to Pew Research, 67% of people who own cellphones will look at their phones for messages or alerts even if their phone is not ringing. Cellphones distract people even when they are not paying attention to them. When your relationship with your family is weakened by cellphones and other electronic devices, you will have a hard time trying to keep a relationship with other
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