According to Amanda (2014), eyestrain, blurred vision and dry eye are the effect of spending too much time on starting smartphone. Moreover, smartphone addiction also can affect teenager’s sleep. The constant checking update on smartphone has interrupt teenager’s sleep and even cause insomnia. In “How does smartphone” (2015), the article explain that the teenager who keep tracking for social media update and message do not get a good sleep at night. Next, the smartphone addiction can affect teenager’s studies.
It’s is the modern technology and trend that made everyone addicted to their smartphones. Why smartphones? Because smartphones is now a must have in every human beings life, it is not only convenient to use but also to bring out. It has the functions of a laptop and tablets yet a size of a palm. Nearly two-thirds of American adults (64%) now own a smartphone of some kind, up from 58% in early 2014 (Smith, 2015).
There’s a quote from the Alex Morritt,Impromptu Scribe, “The more time we spend interconnected via a myriad of devices, the less time we have left to develop true friendships in the real world.” Nowadays, the teenagers hooked on smartphones, texting and online chatting too much that they may be unable to handle real life. Through Handphone Users Survey 2012, we get to know that the exact number of teenagers owning smartphones is hard to gauge, indicated that people aged 15 to 24 made up almost 29 per cent of mobile phone users in the country. In a recent study and research byTeensafe in 2012, 66% of teens admit that they feeling panicked when they were without their phone. Scientist have called this phenomenon as “nomophobia”. It is a condition where a person is preoccupied with the internet and may suffer withdrawal symptoms.
We may say that its mode of usage depends on the users itself. Yes, this indeed holds true to a great extent. Social crime and violence arising among the younger generations due to the excessive usage and obsession related to this technology is an issue that is known to almost all of us. It is surely the fastest medium through which someone’s privacy can be breached. Not only crimes it does limit itself, but youths demanding for latest smartphones from their parents at a tender age, even without being aware of its usage, is too common; which many a time possess a problem for the parents.
Studies have shown that both adults and youths that overuse smartphones can have a negative impact on their communication skills. Because they are often spending time in using their smartphones and start living in a very solitary world where, interactions may occur only over text messages and other messenger services. Thereby, becoming less able to communicate appropriately and properly with other people. This may affect not just the culture and future generations but it can have great impact on the way people interact socially and work. Financial Problems: Nowadays smartphone addiction seems to be just like an addiction of drugs or alcohol.
“Cell phones today are used by all people in all cultures all over the world” (Luce, 2010). Cell phones are just product of the technological revolution, though a major part indeed. They have greatly contributed to the connected society we live in today. With this, it is safe to say that even if cell phones were to suddenly be out of existence today, they have left their mark in society. This document will seek to analyze the overall impact, both good and bad, that cell phones have had on our economy and environment.
First of all, at present the Smartphone has become a very important part of our lifestyle to communicate and also these communications technologies have various negative effects. Our young generation has nowadays become into more interested in wasting their time on Smartphone because of various apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and email that make Smartphone use more attractive and can lead to addiction. According to Lucy Osburne: A Study by
First of all, at present Smartphone has become a very important part of our lifestyle to communicate and also these communications technologies have various negative effects. Our young generation has nowadays become into more interested in wasting their time on Smartphone because of various apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype and email that make Smartphone use more attractive and can lead to addiction. According to Lucy Osburne (n.d), “A Study by University of Derby says 13 per cent of us are addicted, and the average user spends 3.6 hours a day on their Smartphone. Moodiness, loneliness and jealousy are all key indicators of addiction”. Also, using Smartphone too much will be probably harmful
Most young people use their smartphones to access to their social media accounts. For instance, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and many other sites available. Nearly half of respondents, specifically 40.8% of them, spend their time on social media due to popularity amongst peers. Followed by music appreciation. 35.5% of millennials are engaged on their smartphones due to the multi-functions it provides them.
Regardless, there is no concrete evidence to say that this equates addiction, and implications of these findings are still being discussed. The vast majority of people wealthy enough to own a smartphone use them habitually. Our phones are the most dominant portal of information and communication technology, and they serve a multitude of other functions that we use for work and entertainment. It’s natural to feel that they’re important. “Although people may be using their smartphones a lot, it’s generally life-enhancing,” says Dr Griffiths, author of “Adolescent mobile phone addiction: A cause for concern?