Negative Effects Of Cell Phones On College Students

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Have you ever noticed that students across college campus are always checking their phone? It 's said that an average person checks their phone more than over 150 times within a couple hours of being awake. As technology is expanding in today’s society people are becoming more dependent on them. Cell phones are used for so much more things now than just sending texts and making calls to people. Students use their phones to keep up with social media and daily news on the world around them. They are even used as alarms, calendars, games, notes, compass,calculators,flashlights, emails, web surfing, photo galleries and so much more. To introduce my research topic what I wanted to find out was how frequently are students checking their phone for …show more content…
Do you feel disconnected without your phone? Or that you may miss out on something without it?
“I do feel disconnected without my phone. I feel like I am going to miss out, or not be apart of something. I use my phone to keep in touch with everything that is going on.”

Joshua’s responses mimic the responses of almost anyone of this generation. The cell phone of today is nothing like the cell phone that made its debut in the 80’s. Kids as young as 4 and 5 years old are able to operate the newest smartphones. The modern cell phone is one of the best creations known to man. But, with its popularity, there are some negative aspects.
“Texting and walking” is a common offense committed by college students daily. Being that your attention is focused on your phone instead of the things that are happening around you, there are many risks. The percentage of pedestrians killed by drivers has increased over 10% in the past year. College students need to be cautious about cell phone use as they walk around
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People are beginning to develop a mental “connection” to their phone. I must admit that cell phones are a major distraction to the learning environment and I am guilty of checking my phone while in class. Although they can be a helpful tool, cell phones need to be eliminated from the classroom as much as possible. The second it takes to look at your phone could be the exact second you miss important information that you may need for the final exam. As well as in the classroom, precautions need to be taken by students while walking around campus. It is important that you are aware of your surroundings, and looking at your phone, and observing things around you can become a hard task. Cell phones are ultimately a blessing and a

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