Millennials of the 21st century are notably suffering from this addiction; spending limitless nights awake checking their social media handles and “socializing” with others their age online. I rebel against this problem because I have learned from past experience that cell phone addiction is a dilemma that hurts not only your health, but social life too. The attachment to mobile devices has gotten so severe, that there is hardly any more human interaction. Cell phone addiction is a serious nightmare that has come to life and is affecting those around the
People who use smartphones and social media for long periods of time are more likely to have issues regarding mental health. Research and studies have linked overuse of smartphones with symptoms of mental health problems. As written in Addiction and Health, “A various studies carried out by Zulkefly and Baharudin, Ha et al. and Koo and Park have shown that excessive and addicting use of cell phone is related to depression symptoms, more interpersonal anxiety, poor self-control, low self sufficiency, and self-esteem” (Ghasempour and Mansour 193). The mental health of teenagers has been slowly deteriorating over time since smartphones and social media have become popular.
Smartphones are in the pockets of almost all teens living in a first-world country every day. These devices have the ability to bring communication with ease and distance in only a matter of seconds. The effects that’s phones have by continually checking them must be the cause of teens depression, anxiousness, and being antisocial. Do these effects create negative long-term impacts? Where are adolescents learning the examples of cell phone use?
These devices can be very beneficial and make things easier. However, they are mostly destructive in the world’s environment. Communication, one of the very most important skills is ruined by smartphones. People have lost the capability to socialize. Smartphones have taken over this aspect and have replaced it with associations only in the digital world.
Futhermore, smartphone addiction also due to increased social isolation. A. Now generations, almost all people own a smartphone, this phenomenon make most of them lack of communication skills. 1. According to Jasmine Fowlkes said that “social media and modern technology begin to affect their ability to properly communicate in person with peers.” 2.
Studies have proven that using cellular phones in an improper manner increase the risks of triggering the negative effect of this in our health. Based on our references there are some times that using this phone can lead to brain damage. Mobile phones have microwave radiation, so they will be dangerous for our ears and brain. Besides, they also affect the children, especially today that children are having their own phones at an early age. Children may use mobile phones in wrong ways.
Despite the fact that smartphones works for the advantage of the user and make a practical device that eases the life of the daily user, many negative ramifications are often associated with the use of smartphones. Smartphone addictions, the relation between personality and smartphone use and the moral of smartphone use in the academic field are all prominently controversial issues when it comes to the positives and negatives of smartphone use. Countless studies and experiments have been conducted in order to accurately assess the advantages and disadvantages of smartphone use but most studies have yielded results that are slightly inaccurate or simply inconclusive. This literature review will examine to what extent smartphones influence the life of the daily user in terms of its addiction, its use in the learning process and the impact that the user’s personality has on smartphone
Smartphones addictions will also interference with one’s night sleep (Muhammad & Tariq, 2013). According to Idugboe (2011), nearly 50% of people who are surveyed said, they would not even think of going to bed without have their Smartphone‘s tucked under their pillows because of the addiction. James and Drennan (2005), conducted a study on Australian students and identified a higher usage rate of 1.5 hours – 5 hours a day. They also highlighted the financial costs, emotional stress, damaged relationships and falling literacy as adverse consequences of excessive usage. Moreover, people with smartphone addiction tend to encounter difficulties with interpersonal adjustments, time management, and academic performance (Hong, Chiu, Huang, 2012).
“Mobile phones can be a helpful academic tool, or a hurtful academic disruption depending upon the attitude and use pattern of the student owner” (Dr. N.V.S. Suryanarayana 2015). Meanwhile, some studies still hold the positive aspects of the influence of smartphones on the youths. As professor Hai had written in his essay, he took Chinese students as an example to show one of the positive effects of smartphone is that it had strengthened students’ moral aspects(Zeng, Hai 2012). By the way, because of the increasing in morality, students get a really good way to keep the innocent friendships.