Disadvantages Of Mobile Phones Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Teenagers use mobile phones for the majority of their time. Sometimes, they use phones for useless purposes: they play games during lessons; they type messages, making a number of grammar mistakes; they talk over phones for hours; they share the details of their private life, depriving themselves of privacy. Using mobile phones, teenagers contribute to the development of illiteracy: they may mishear or miss some important information during lessons; they develop poor literacy skills and abilities, as they type messages, making many mistakes, which influence their academic skills and abilities in general. Many teenagers are fond of sharing their private life. S. Youn pointed out that “this age group (12-13 years) has the ability to appreciate risks caused by privacy loss and link such perceived risks to their privacy protection behaviors, in general” (Youn, 2009, p. 389). Regardless of the disadvantages which are cause by mobile phones, there are many advantages as well. First and foremost, teenagers can keep in touch with their parents and inform them of their plans for a day and, as a result, parents can take control of their children. In emergent situation, teenagers can use mobile phones to provide help. Teenagers can use phones to communicate with their …show more content…
On the one hand, there are many educational programs. Nonetheless, teenagers can watch these programs, acquire useful knowledge and then apply that knowledge in practice. On the other hand, there are many films, programs, and cartoons which demonstrate violence and domestic abuse. There are many films that propagate racial injustice and gender inequality. Watching such films, teenagers identify themselves with certain characters and behave in the same manner as characters. Teenagers behave in a very aggressive and violent manner. It has now become a common standard that teenagers in the United States can use violence at schools. Film makers, the Government, teachers and parents should take serious measures to prevent teenagers from aggressive and violent …show more content…
The Internet has become an inherent part of teenagers’ life. More than that, many teenagers identify themselves with the Internet. There are many social networks (Vkontakte, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, and others), where teenagers spend the majority of their time. They share their private information there; they upload photos from their personal life; they type different statuses that characterize the events that occurred in their life. Teenagers make their life public. However, they do not think that somebody may be interested in their personal information. They write where they are, - this information can be important for criminals who can commit a crime when people are out of home. Teenagers should learn to think critically and reflect on the information that they are likely to share with their friends. The Internet has also many advantages: teenagers can access virtual libraries and get the need information in a few minutes; they can discuss important issues on forums; they can participate in different educational conferences, and so on and so forth. However, teenagers should develop strategies that would make it possible to feel the advantages of the

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