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.
Without easy access from the smartphone apps that include video chat it would still be very hard for people to have “face to face” conversations without traveling far distances. This is much easier than writing letters or only being able to hear their voice in a phone call. Along with the connection of video chat through the smartphones, texting as hit an all time peak with the new generations. Yes texting was used with the regular flip phone, but it has become significantly easier and more efficient for people to use. Now that 83% of americans have smartphones, not including regular cellphones, it has made it so much easier to send a quick text message.
In these days, thousands of teenagers are suffering from the bad effects that a cell phone led to them. Health, communication, and crimes are the major effects of cell phones. Cell phones can lead many dangerous health problems to teenagers. By giving teens cell phone, they may probably spend most of their time on text and play video games Also, by contacting with friends by calling them for hours, It can make teens suffer from hearing loss because phones damage the inner ear. Moreover, by using a cell phone, a teenager will spend most of his time sitting on the chair without moving.
Now a days, you can see people of all ages tapping away at their electronics. They are always using social media or other things, but most importantly, social media. According to “Teenage Social Media Butterflies May Not Be Such a Bad Idea” by Melissa Healy and “Antisocial Media” by Hilary Stout, They both talked about social media taking over the lives of children. They also describe how children cannot develop empathy for others or understand different emotions. How I feel about social media is that it is not good for children to use because it can affect them in the future.
With the first true ever smartphone coming out in 1992, the first phone that we consider a “smartphone” came out in 2007. iPhone made the multitouch smart phones iconic. The first phone that doesn’t require a keyboard, or a stylus. Teens and adults loved the innovated phone that over the last 10 years of these devices, iPhone has made 700 billion in revenue, selling 1.2 billon phones since their start on June 29th, 2007. Over this decade teens have become so engrossed looking at their phone screen that they don’t interact with their peers. Teens don’t have the required social skills that they should have at their age thanks to technology.
Jean M. Twenge argues that the excessive use of smartphones and social media is detrimental to the current and upcoming generations. My experience using Snapchat, Instagram, and other applications on my smartphone supports this because I have experienced some of the effects Twenge has stated in the article such as the way smartphones causes sleep deprivation among teens, the fact that teens who are involved in smartphone use are more likely to be unhappy, and that they are more likely to be lonier. The consensus that was concluded from Twenge’s argument is that the use of smartphones is causing the current generation in some way, shape or form to lack in the ability to socialize, the ability to reach contentment within their lives, and the
“It found that the more time teens spend on social media, the more likely they are to feel depressed and have problems sleeping”(2). Parents should take their children electronics before they sleep. Parents shouldn’t let their teens check their social media before they fall asleep because there could be something that will make the teen stay up and tired and depressed for that night. It is scientifically proven that when you fall asleep with stress it could kill you. Social media isn’t just all cons there are all pros in social media.
The internet has many uses and can teach us many great things but letting children use it can lead to bad things, such as changes in attitude, thought process and general health conditions. It could corrupt their minds in ways that may not be suitable for the youth. An example of negative access to the internet would have to violence. Violence through online access is very common these days, considering some children are not aware of what others think of them. The lack of protection could make them vulnerable to the harsh world of the internet.
In extreme cases, the negative effect can even extend to suicide. Isolation Online ‘interaction’ with our ‘friends’ on social networks are the cause that we less and less time outdoors and with other human beings. The lack of physical contact with our with other people can result in many symptoms including depression, somatic symptoms, and anxiety. Accidental leakage of confidential information Many mistakes happen when confidential information is released online - and once it's out there, it cannot be taken back. Identity theft With personal information so easily available it can also be easily stolen.
It is in human nature that they compare themselves to others and so it is difficult for people to ignore seeing other people’s pleasure and success (Fox, 2013). A group of pediatrics has listed that dangers of social networking for children and teenagers need to be known to all parents out there. This is because unsupervised use of social networking has been linked to their depression and even suicide. Face book has been linked to pedophile crimes that occur by people who target young children and teenagers and stock them. They have also been exposed to and even “sexting” with them, which means that the stocker would act as a teenager and talk about private matters to arose the teenager or child.