Based on the findings, users agree that too much Smartphone leads to health problems, however most of them are still heavy users. Health problems could include stress, anxiety, uncomfortable, upset and so on. According to Table 9, 44% answered neutral and 32%% agree that they become upset with the thought of missing a call or text. According to recent study, 84% of the world’s population said that they cannot go a day without having their Smartphone with them and current research stated that about two-thirds of teenagers or young adults checks their Smartphone every 15 minutes or less even though there are no notifications (Grise, n.d). Anxiety or stress over missing a call or text can take such impact in people’s health.
Addiction to cell phones has resulted in people preferring the virtual world over the real world . Cell phones have made communication easier to a very large extent . The cell phones of today are not only capable of sending and receiving calls , but can be used for texting , video chatting and many more . In addition to it , people of today 's world , especially teenagers , spend all their time interacting with others through social media sites . This has lead to people preferring the virtual method for communicating and thus killing social interaction.
Social media is harmful to out society. Internet users from ages 16 to 64 were given a survey and were found that 1.72 hours is spent on average daily time, this gives 28% of that total time online. Another group of people were also given a survey and listed social media as the "biggest waste of time." For example, according to the "SocialNetWorking.procon.org" website, it says that if a new tweet or Facebook message alerted you, users take 20 to 25 minutes on average to return
“Depression and loneliness, both of which cause or effect of social media addiction.” This article might state the fact that someone uses social media a lot in their daily life. However, another article talks about how “If you were to connect, in real life, with as many folks as you can connect with through the internet, the outcome would be disastrous.” Personally, I agree with that; it is a lot easier to communicate with social media than real life. It also talks about how people have insecurities in real life, and when they are on social media, they don’t have to care about them. “Being a person means wearing a mask. Even the word is derived from the Etruscan word "phersu," which means mask.
Many people use technology almost all time. It leads to addiction. While some people say that Life will harder when without technology to me technology gives negative effect to education, negative effect behavior, and health risk. Technology gives negative effect to education. People start feeling anxious when handing phone and laptop not with them hand.
The Pew Research Center says “The vast majority of Americans – 95% – now own a cellphone of some kind. The share of Americans that own smartphones are now 77%”. Based on recent studies phones, a device used for making calls, social media and games, and technology are having increasing risks on people's bodies. But on the other handphones are giving scientist and doctors new data about mental health. Technology is dangerous because it affects work, physical and mental health.
Social media users spend a considerable amount of their daily lives interacting through social media. Subsequentially, controversies begin to unfold when cases of health issues as a result of social media addiction start to become an increasingly common phenomenon. Social media fires up a part of our brain that also lights up when we take abusive substances such as tobacco. The more we use it, the more addicted we get. Furthermore, research has shown that people who spend more time on Facebook usually felt worse about themselves as compared to people who spend less time on social media.
Television viewing becomes an addiction when a person watches television for four hours or more per day (Horvath 378). In comparison, the average hours a normal person watches is only two to three hours (Costa 55). Smartphones are the same way. When you spend too much time on your smartphone on a daily basis, it becomes an addiction (Boumosleh and Jaalouk 2). In her article, “Fast Forward: Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?,” Costa explains that teens use their phones six to eight hours a day.
People start feeling anxious when handing phone and laptop not with them hand. According to polling report, “from 500 American college student, 73% of them claimed they would not be able to study for more than ten minutes without checking their smart phone or laptop”(2013). There are infinite things to do while on the Internet. This includes browsing and reading passage, looking up the latest news or gossip, watching TV and movies, playing online games, social networking, and many things. It is therefore, no wonder that the internet is causing lead to addict.
2. The Addiction- We are so much addicted or in habit of using smartphones that it decreases our cognitive abilities. Spending lot of waking hours in a virtual world making us physically as well as psychologically unhealthy. 3. The Cravings- As a substance abuse addict gets withdrawal symptoms without substance; similarly teenagers get withdrawal symptoms without their smartphones.