Cell phone use in society
A major aspect in our world, but for better or worse?
January 27, 2017
In 2017, most of us can’t live without our smartphones. Snapchat, Instagram and twitter are all ways we keep in touch with our close friends, and even people around the world. iPhones and androids have taken over the 21st century, and they’re affecting the daily life of our people.
In classrooms, on roads, in public and even at work, cell phone use can be a major distraction for many citizens. There are many positives to smartphones and how they help us daily, but they can also cause many issues. This is why it’s up to the user on how they use this privilege.
A few positive things that you might overlook from cell phone use can be as simple as setting alarms, checking news and simply mapping the fastest way to work. These things are simple, but your whole daily routine would change without it.
Downloading music, searching recipes or just keeping in touch with family are some of the most basic things we never think about. These things you might take for granted, but you would be lost without them. Whether you think communication is becoming artificial online or not, you have to agree that it is a crucial component to the current time.
On the road, phones become very tempting and dangerous. Every one in four car accidents are caused due to cell phone use. This is a risky situation to introduce double tasking. It is too dangerous, the text you’re sending simply isn’t worth it.
Driving isn’t the only way cell phone use can negatively affect our daily life. For example, teenagers all around the world get cyber bullied on the internet daily. Not only can this be harmful to the person at hand, but it can also be dragged into school, or be lead to threats and violence.
This can be caused by a silent problem with cell phone use. How communication can be compromised. On screen, there is no hints of tone, body language or sarcasm. This can have very bad impacts on relationships when things get misunderstood.
Whether you love it or hate it, we can all agree that smartphones have made a difference in the world around us. These impacts can be both negative or positive, but it has made major differences on how we grew up compares to even our parents.