Negative Effects Of Cell Phone Use

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Furthermore, increased use of cell phones have been linked to the disability to perform regular functions well. This has been illuminated through a recent study that using a cell phone by talking or texting "preoccupies the brain 's control centers for walking."(Carrico "Cell Phone Use"). This hindrance was further analyzed. The scientists took a small sample of people and showed them a target "located 8 meters in front of them on the floor. Blindfolded, they were asked to walk to the target and each trial was timed. A week later the same participants performed this task with all vision obstructed except the view of a cell phone." The group was split into three allocations: one that made the walk blindfolded, another that did it while texting, …show more content…
While they do give people all that they claim, including an incredible access to knowledge, and the ability to reach people from around the world, as it turns out, there are negative aspects to cell phone use. Increased use of cell phones and other kinds of technology has heightened social anxieties due to the fact that it is much more convenient to text and contact a person through the device instead of calling them or meeting them in person. A growth in this type of behavior encourages only more use of these devices, which limit people 's powers to perform daily tasks - even walking, which is a most simple engagement. In the worst of cases, people using cell phones has caused deaths, namely from car accidents. If society is to fix the problems associated with the use of cell phones and similar types of technology, individuals must find a way to balance out all other aspects of life. Although it will certainly be difficult for some, with time, face-to-face interactions will once again be embraced with prior comfort-ability, and the use of electronics will be as advantageous as reasonably …show more content…
“Although the sheer number of social contacts matters to young people, it is the quality of these contacts—particularly the presence of a truly intimate friend or romantic partner—that is important to young and old alike” (2007, Reid). It is the absence of these truly intimate or romantic relationships that cause one to feel lonesome. A common term among adolescents in these modern days of cell phone use is the status of a texting relationship. This results in two individuals knowing each other so well through text messaging that conversations in person are non-existent or awkward, to say the least, when in occurrence. An adverse effect of cell phone use such as this among adolescents, takes away from the quality of a fortified relationship. Furthermore, those lonely individuals who recede to their cell phones for instant messaging as relief are not being benefitted (Reid, 2007). Although a simple text message may temporarily fix a sad heart, it is through that intimate situation of vocal tones and body language that satisfy the social needs of the lonesome

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