They would rather be focused on other things that they think is more important, but most of the time it is not. Some are so consumed with it, that it can be very harmful for them. One of the worst negative effects that cell phones have on teens is distracted driving. Accidents are more prone to happen when a cell phone is involved, especially with teenagers. These accidents can be caused by looking at your phone for a split second.
Cell phones are a distraction in more ways than one. Texting, calling, tweeting and gaming are all distractions caused by cell phones. These things can cause anxiety, peer-pressure, obsession, and sleep deprivation for not just teens but adults too.Cell phones can also cause health effects that endanger lives. The International Agency for Research on Cancer have listed cell phones as a possible carcinogenic to humans. The evidence gathered has concluded that cell phones are a danger to humans both mentally and physically.
All of these concerns constitute what we might call the “dark side” of mobile phones,” (Baron). Researchers have found many different reasons why cell phones are inconvenient. They often run out of battery quickly and may be expensive to have. Some say they even cause harmful radiation to your body, but you have to realize how many good things cell phones bring to people. “PACG express that teenagers are addicted and obsessed with texting, while some of the PACG feel that it distracts the teenagers from their study time and other important activities,” (Ravidchandran).
The excessive use of cell phones leads to other harmful effects such as a loss in studies because of excessive texting, calling, and being on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. With these distractions students are not giving their studies their full attention, which then leads to poor grades. While the use of cell phones does have some good qualities the bad out weigh them. Distracted driving is another large problem that is occurring with the abundance of cell phones. Distracted driving is defined as a type of inattention that occurs while driving that removes attention from the road, to another activity instead (1).
However, teenagers usage of their phone is beyond just calling. In their social world it is about how many likes or followers they have, which leads to lacking social skills generations had before. The cons of teenage Smartphone usage outweighs the pros because of how it affects their academics, social world, and emotional health.
Teenagers are on their phones for most of the day, texting people checking their social media and these sites have made a lot of teenagers addicted to using them. Negative impacts include less productivity in school, because people tend to go on their accounts. Its making teenagers become ironically less social through social media because teenager’s text, and use apps such as twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. There fore with new and addictive websites teenagers become less social with real life. Aside from the benefits of being connec... ... middle of paper ... ...ot or not don’t help towards these percentages.
This paper describes the negative aspects of the excess use of smartphones. It explains just how detrimental using smartphones and the internet in immoderation is and the long term effects of the mental health of adults, teenagers, and children alike. Going into detail about how crucial human interaction is, it clarifies how necessary it is to moderate the usage of these gadgets, so that our social skills and communication skills are not influenced by the lack of physical and verbal communication brought on by these devices. The damages of social media overload and the reliability on search engines and websites that restrict ingenuity are also discussed. It also goes into the toxicity of the copy cat trends created by teenagers with smartphones.
Based on an article in the Huffington Post “The stress gets so bad for some users that they actually begin to feel phantom vibrations, thinking their phone is buzzing when it isn 't”. Mobile phones also bring about a vast amount of social stress among the youth such as peer pressure to own the latest technology, wanting an equal flow of contact, living up to the same status as peers, and the occasional unwanted communication (“Technology”). In accordance to a national survey from CTIA and Harris Interactive 47% of US teens say their social life would end or be worsened without their cell phone (Springsteen par. 3). Although to teenagers, a cell phone is a way of life the effects that come with it are immense.
Mobile phones help us keep track of our lives. Addiction to cell phones has become so widespread that scientists have come up with a name for it. Nomophobia (an abbreviation for no-mobile-phone phobia) is being afraid of being out of mobile contact. Studies have shown that this anxiety affects 61% of men and 70% of women. Men tend to have two cell phones which may account for this inconsistency.
As technology further advances and becomes more evident in today’s society, it creates an overlooked issue with regard to teenager’s use of cell phones. There is no arguing that cell phones can be implemented in a positive manner by making it easier for us to keep in touch with people locally, as well as around the world. However, when not used in moderation cell phones most definitely have a detrimental impact on today’s modern teens. This is not something that has suddenly evolved from nothing, as Albert Einstein predicted, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” (1).