People use their phones for all the wrong reasons. A smartphone is one of the best tools we have ever made, yet one of the biggest uses on a smartphone is social media. If you were to look at any person’s smartphone, it is almost guaranteed that they have some sort of social media app downloaded. Now, I’m not saying that social media is completely bad, but if …show more content…
There are actually conditions called: “Nomophobia” (No-Mobile-Phobia), “FOMO” (Fear Of Missing Out) – the fear of being without a cell phone, disconnected or off the Internet, “Textaphrenia” and “Ringxiety” – the false sensation of having received a text message or call that leads to constantly checking the device, and “Textiety” – the anxiety of receiving and responding immediately to text messages ("Cell-Phone Addiction: A Review"). “Many suffer from anxiety if they lose their phone, even if only for a few minutes. We rely on it to do everything from saying ‘I love you’ to breaking up, from checking bank balances to investing, from sharing photos of the grandchild to sexting. We can carry out a plethora of daily tasks, right from the palm of our hand. Don't act so shocked. You know who you are! At the dinner table, it's becoming the norm to constantly check for texts, emails, tweets and Facebook updates. In a darkened theater, there are always several who are multitasking while watching the movie. Women used to go to the Ladies' Room in pairs, but that is obsolete. They now take their phone instead -- and men do, too” ("Smartphone Addiction"). It is kinda sad, that people freak out when they don’t have their phones on them. I mean I get mad when I can’t find my phone, merely because if something were to happen to me I wouldn’t be able to get ahold of someone. That being said, I can go …show more content…
Here are some common signs and symptoms of cell phone addictions.
At least 4 of the following signs and symptoms are thought to comprise criteria for cell phone addiction, and the problematic cell phone overuse must cause significant harm in the individual’s life:2,3
A need to use the cell phone more and more often in order to achieve the same desired effect.
Persistent failed attempts to use cell phone less often.
Preoccupation with smartphone use.
Turns to cell phone when experiencing unwanted feelings such as anxiety or depression.
Excessive use characterized by loss of sense of time.
Has put a relationship or job at risk due to excessive cell phone use.
Need for newest cell phone, more applications, or increased use.
Withdrawal, when cell phone or network is unreachable.