Mobile Phone Uses: The Negative Effects Of Cell Phones

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The way we communicate with each other has changed significantly over the past fifty years. We went from face to face interaction to handwritten letters, phone calls, emails, and now in the twenty first century, texting and tweeting via cell phones. Although, cell phones have become a common household product, I would rather not have one because of its physical damages, to your health, high costs and its negative effect on the family and interpersonal relationships. Having a cell phone can have a negative impact on one’s physical health. Prolonged exposure to cell phones exposes the body to harmful radiation that can lead to health defects. Writing in the August 27, 2013, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of…show more content…
Phone company’s charges customer hundreds of dollars for a cell phone and within a year its value decreases, since new phone are coming out each year or even every couple of months. They are creating what they call “a better phone”, and the cycle goes on and on. For me, it’s keeping the company in business. Phone companies will be around way after my time on earth. The investment on a retirement plan will grow; I don’t need any additional expense of a phone bill. They also have a new trick now where they are no longer making you sign a contract; you pay the full price for the phone with an installment plan that is added to your phone bill which can only mean more money spent in interest. Having a cell phone hurts you beyond physical damages and expenses; it also plays a major role in family…show more content…
Secondly, many kids these days have cell phones which have become a part of everyday life, and a part of our society. My personal opinion, I don’t believe children should have cell phones. One big issue concerning cell phones and teenagers is the use of cell phones in school. Cell phones in school can cause lack of social skills and distractions which would increase if they are allowed in class rooms. Kids don’t know proper English, how to write a complete sentence or how to spell. They don’t have the social skills to interact with one another but are in a state of isolation on their cell phone. Moreover, some parents buy their children expensive mobile phones to reinforce responsibility and a sense of maturity. Therefore, because mobile phones are very important to young people, many are willing to work in order to get the phones they want. For example, teens working part time to pay their telephone bills or credit usages, this also leads to positive behavior like saving

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