Persuasive Essay On Teenage Phones

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Brian Wally conducted an experiment on teen phone usage Five college students participated in his experiment, and took all of their phones away for one week. Only one day in and most of them felt as if something was missing. “I kind of miss the feeling in my pocket,” said one of the boys. Of all the issues, the biggest problems was that teens were tarty. Three of the five were late to class because the relied on their phone to keep them on time. A positive of the experiment was that the students were more focused and were able to enjoy themselves more. One of the girls however, in the experiment got a chance to paint and play soccer (Wally 1-5). This handful of students show that phones have become an everyday accessory. Thus the increase of …show more content…
On an everyday basis, texting was the number one way to communicate with one another. Texting was 63% of teens everyday while phone call was at 39%. Face to face ranked third on the list at 35% ("Teens, Smartphones & Texting."5). In 2015, Monica Anderson from Pew Research Center conducted a similar survey and the results have only grow. 80% of people voted texting as the number one way of staying in touch. While calling was voted at 69% of teens ("Teens, Smartphones & Texting."3). The increase of nonverbal communication in teens has many causes, but the most evident cause is the advancement of technology. There are many other factors that have led to the increase including social media, use of cell phones, and fear resulting in nonverbal …show more content…
In 2007, Amanda Lenhart did a survey on teens daily activities. She discovered that 38% of teens communicate via text message daily and 36% call on cell phones. About 29% of teens spend time with friends outside of school on a daily basis (Teens and Mobile Phones 6). Since 2007, the way teens communicate has changed. Pew Research Center conducted a study on teen and how much time they spend with their friends. In 2015, only 25% of teen spend time with someone in person. About 55% communicate via text message and 19% talking on the phone on a daily basis (“6 Takeaways about Teen” 3). Texting is by far the most common way teens communicate with one another everyday. Teen daters also rely on text message to communicate with their partner. Monica Anderson from Pew Research Center discovered that 72% of teen communicate through text everyday while only 39% talk on the phone (“6 Facts about Teen Romance” 2). A majority of teen relationships rely on text messages to stay in touch. Texting has become a big part of many teens lives and had decreased the phone

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