Addiction Cell Phone Addiction

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Cell Phone Addiction Real or Fake? It is safe to say that most of us have had a cell phone device once in our lifetime. We have sent messages, scrolled through social media, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or it can be as simple as call over the phone. Do you find yourself like an octopus with your device; too attached to it? You might have Nomophobia, a 21st-century term for the fear of not being able to use your cell phone or other smart device (LaMotte). Sadly, over 50% of teens feel like they are addicted to their mobile devices (LaMotte). Cell phone addiction is real and dangerous. People all over the world use a cell phone for various reasons. It’s a useful tool for this time of day, however not when it is disturbing our daily life. According to Caglar Yildirim, an assistant professor of human computer interaction says, “This might negatively affect your social life and relationships with friends and family. There are studies that show those who score high on the test tend to avoid face-to-face interactions, have high levels of social anxiety and maybe even depression”(LaMotte). In agreement with Yildirim, not only does it affect some people’s daily life, but also your mental and physical health. For some teenagers, the “heavy use” of social media can have on toll on self-esteem and depression (Apple Investors Urge Action). In the article Apple Investors Urge Action on “Smartphone Addiction” states, "Everyone would like to have a well-balanced life,
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