Although cell phones make life easier for teenagers, their excessive use of cell phones is harmful to their health, interfering with their ability to function effectively in society, and creating a dangerous environment for people in other countries. How often do you use your cell phones? Physical contact with cell phones is very harmful to teenagers. Cell phones emit radiofrequency waves, or electromagnetic radiation, which is absorbed by the human body. There have been several concerns that radiation from cell phones can cause cancer to people especially younger people like teenagers.
Nearly 1.6 million accidents happen annually because of cell phones. Cell phones can be a major danger to anyone who is using them. People do not realize that they are not only putting their own lives in danger, but they are putting others at risk also. When people are driving they tend to take their eyes off the road, which can cause a distraction and eventually lead to accidents. Cell phones can cause hearing loss.
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, using a cell phone while driving has proven to be a bad idea. The high potential for distraction causes people to not pay attention to the road. The consequences have so for been an increase in the rate of accidents and deaths related to cell phone use while driving. Using a cell phone while driving is not only limited to talking; it also includes texting while driving. The problem has become so serious that many states have laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving.
Don’t Text and Drive: Let’s Save Some Lives In today’s society, texting and driving have become an issue. Many teens and adults, have formed a habit of using their cell phones while driving. Texting while driving can be very distracting, which can cause many accidents to happen. In trying to prevent this, new laws have been passed, making the use of cell phones while operating a car, illegal. However, too many people do not respect this law.
Cell phones also cause health effects on humans, which is why they are dangerous to humans. Cell phones are a distraction and hazardous to humans, that have caused many problems in people's lives. Talking on the phone while driving is a distraction that endangers people's lives. A driver only receives 50% of the information when talking to a passenger (Ewan, 2012). The driver reads the hand gestures and the facial expressions of the passenger.
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.
In today’s society many people are debating the topic of teenagers having cell phones. People either think it is a great way for them to stay in touch and learn to communicate with each other or they think that they will use them wrong and cell phones will be distracting. Imagine if you were hanging out with friends and had car troubles, such as a flat tire or a head on collision. You are now stranded in the middle of the country with no way to contact anyone, this could be very dangerous, especially if it was cold out. If the teenagers in this situation had cell phones then this would not be a very big problem, they could just call and get help right away.
The invention of the cell phones have changed the lifestyle, and the way people communicate. Despite their effective way of communication, the use of a cell phones while driving results in negative effects to driving performance. Many statics show that driving while talking is a serious issue, because it is the cause of many accidents. The solution is to make cell phone use while driving illegal, and creating phone applications or preventions that will make it difficult to text while in a vehicle. Furthermore, operating a cell phone at the wheel is on the verge of being banned by law in every state, and some have already started this solution to the problem.
Such as accidents, explosions, risk of health, etc. One fact why cellphones are dangerous is because they can cause accidents. For instance, majority of people are aware of the risk of accidents when using their cellphone while driving, but they are still using them anyway. Using cellphones while driving can impaired the driver’s attention to their environment, thus, he or she would more likely create an accident. Furthermore, their mind is more focus on their conversation, but not on their driving.