This has lead to people preferring the virtual method for communicating and thus killing social interaction. All the personal information of an individual can be easily accessed through social networking sites ,and if accessed by the wrong people , can end up being a serious threat to personal security(Skagitchildrens Museum).Addiction to communication has also lead to multi tasking using the cell phones , causing loss in concentration and leading to accidents of various sorts . Texting and driving is the reason for almost 1.3 million car accidents every year and the number is always on an alarming rise . People also text while walking without paying attention to the oath ahead of them and thus give rise to other potential accidents . (ukessays.com) Cellphones have made us dull , lethargic , inefficient and socially inactive .Although the advantages of cell phones are innumerable , the productivity and ease attained precedes the counter productivity.
Where long ago a person would have to look for information in a book or call an operator or pull out a map, today you can just pull up an app and have what you need in a matter seconds. For all the benefits,what could possibly be wrong with having a smartphone? Americans ' reliance on technology has a negative effect on relationships, productivity, and spatial awareness. Smartphones interfere with the ability to relate to others, get things done, even know what is going on in the immediate vicinity. First, a phone can adversely affect relationships between people by hindering communication, which can put an adverse strain on friendships.
Though laws have helped prevent cell phone use while operating a vehicle, cell phones still have only greatened the number of distracted driving accidents. Susan Henneberg is an author who focuses on writing about common issues in society. After hearing of a fatal distracted driving accident, she wrote of the accident, “The impact [of the crash] spun their car sideways into Shaw’s lane, and the trailing pickup truck plowed into the side of the Saturn, killing both men instantly”(Henneberg). Both of these drivers were physically hurt all because of texting and driving. This crash is just one of the millions of deadly crashes caused by texting and driving that happen every year.
We live in a world where phones are almost a necessity. Everywhere people are on their phone; it's hard to go somewhere without seeing someone on this piece of technology. However, what people don’t know are the many negative impacts of using a cell phone. Although cell phones are extremely useful and amusing, cell phones negatively influence your health, communication skills and education. First, cell phones are destroying peoples’ communication skills.
It 's net sales in 2011 increased by 60% compared to 2010. In 2012, Apple took 70% of all profit generated by smart phone market while Samsung is at second with 25% Limited transparency of Apple 's suppliers has been many times criticized in media (Branigan, Workers killed in blast at China plant of iPad maker Foxconn, 2011). In February 2010 Apple turned down two of its shareholder 's sustainability proposals to set up a sustainability report on Apple 's environmental policies and the impact that changes the climate. The other proposal was to establish a board of directors sustainability committee (Roos, 2010). Labor and human rights A very famous conflict involving Apple 's suppliers is the incident of suicide at Foxconn (Reuters, 2011).
“Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes,” ("Impaired Driving: Get the Facts | Motor Vehicle Safety | CDC Injury Center"). Drunk driving is the act of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving takes over 10,000 lives annually. It is an exceedingly serious and perilous issue that we face here in the United States, and it should not be taken lightly by the government or the public.
Notwithstanding this bit of information, the issue is still continuing to grow. Texting and driving causes 330,000 injuries every year, which is a dangerously high number. The AAA Poll states that 94% of teens know that texting and driving is dangerous, 35% do it anyway, and 21% of teen drivers that get in serious car accidents were on their phones. Almost all teenagers are aware of the harm caused by texting and driving, but still do it.. The “21st Century Epidemic” is texting and driving because it takes so much of a driver’s attention away from the road and it causes a large portion of accidents.
According to BBC News (2016), air pollution in Beijing is always in unhealthy stage. Based on 2008 to 2015, Beijing had about 49 out of 100 percent was in unhealthy stage, 14 out of 100 percent was in very unhealthy stage, and 4 out of 100 percent was in hazardous stage. Staying in a bad air or water pollution country is very tough for life. Recent research has shown that there have 4,400 people killed in pollution per day. Sometimes, the school would cancel the class because of air pollution.
Now, people around the world often see the news on television or newspaper about suicide because of stress. This year, people around the world kill themselves about seven hundred seventy thousand. The most suicidal country in the world because of stress is Guyana, South Africa and In United states, teenagers commit suicide about thousands because of stress too. Many people died infinitely because of this symptom. Aokigahara Forest, Japan is the most popular suicide spots on Earth .In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, United States is the second place spots on Earth which has people suicide themselves more than one thousand five hundred and then government has a sign advertising crisis hotline telephone on bridge for preclude person who want to commit suicide.
It is very hard for us to go without using them. In a recent study, 70% of people could not go without using their phones for twenty-four hours (15 facts). Cell phone addiction is just as bad as any other addiction. Therefore, there is so many texting and driving incidents, because the addiction is so strong. Which means that people cannot wait until they have finished driving to look at their phone.