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. Teenagers who are addicted to smartphone will find themselves hard to focus on their studies. The games on smartphone required them to keep online and playing so that they can clear the stage in those games faster.
One of the reasons that youth find smartphones so difficult to turn away from is social media. I am one of multiple teenagers who spend most of their free time on social media. There is a certain feeling that comes from checking in on people who are able to do countless things that I am not, such as going on their yearly trip to the Maldives, which is quite addicting. This habit of mine has contributed to the decline of other more healthy habits, such as reading or exercising. For this I understand the displeasure that majority of adults and even some teenagers hold towards smartphones.
Behavioral changes from one generation to the next naturally occur little by little. Nonetheless, changes in adolescent behavior from the millennial generation triumphing it have been substantial and revolutionary. Today’s teens have never witnessed a world without internet. The majority of them possess smartphones and waste several hours each week on social media. But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being.
Or not doing well on tests because last night instead of studying you were on your smartphone? The issue of phone addiction is growing at a rapid rate. About seventy two percent of people said they are rarely more than five feet away from their phone at any time. The consequences of smartphone addiction can be very serious. Talking to your friends online all the time is different than talking to your friends in person.
However, there is disparity between parents and children thinking on what the parents want their children in using the device and what actually their children use them for. For example, they play video games, watching video and chatting with their friend with the smartphone all the time. The addiction with smartphone becomes unpleasant for their education. In addition, they reduce the time spend in doing homework and got bad grade in exam due to poor preparation as using their smartphone frequently. In summary, there is need for a better understanding on the usage of smartphone among the children.
their families and friends usually calling and texting them on the phone. By doing so, it can cause that person to get behind with their work or even affecting their grades at school. Social Media also seems to distract people in school. Students are just very addicted to cell phones. For some students, they cannot seem their hands off their phones.
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 The Guardian, children/teenagers today spend half the time their parents did playing outside due to the use of hand held devices. It makes us think twice about the impact of mobile phones on the teenagers of this generation.“The concept of extending our social ties via mobile devices can both create intimate space and encroach on it,” writes Professor Richard Ling, an IT expert at Copenhagen University. “If one seeks to be alone, the mobile phone on display can be a powerful tool to impede contact with others, for example in a bar.” This shocking statement suggests that a mobile phone is a weapon to destroy someone’s privacy - meaning we are restricted to spending time in peace with ourselves. However, our overuse of phones is impeding us from having that luxury of peace and quiet. Interestingly, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre shows that 82% of the mobile phone users surveyed believed that using phones in social situations kills the conversation, however 89% actually admitted to using their phone during their most recent social gathering.
Research over the past few years has shown that smartphones are actually hurting people, specifically children. For example, children who spend an increasing amount of hours on smartphones leads to the reduction of productivity, lack of communication, obesity, and more. The alarming issue is that more and more parents are buying smartphones for their children at a young age. With these concerns in mind, the real question is: when is it too young for children to have smartphones? Although
Some people are addicted from their phones, which negatively affects the human relationship. According to a 2011 survey by the U.K.’s communications regulator Ofcom, 51 percent of adults and 65 percent of teenagers said they have used their smartphone while socializing with others. This proves that even when people are having face-to-face communication, they are constantly distracted by their phone” ( Negative impacts of smartphones, July 10, 2015, web.) Text and talk while driving are the other negative side of smartphones. Sometimes people think that if they will respond to a message very quick or answer the phone while driving they will not get in any troubles.