The Difference Between Smartphone And Smartphones

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If we look 30 years back, everyone owns a mobile phone with top brands at that time such as Nokia, Motorola, and Sony. However, nowadays mobile phones are outdated and smartphones became a trend. Everyone owns at least a smartphone and some of us have more than one. But then, what is the difference between smartphones and mobile phones? Actually, smartphones and mobile phone have no difference at all as both exist for the same reason, connect one people with another. Many researchers have made a research about smartphones ownership. Surprisingly, in developing and emerging countries have smartphone ownership rate at a median of 21% in 2013 and climbing up to 37% in 2015 (Rainie,2017). Due to the ownership of smartphone increase rapidly, Dr. …show more content…
Besides, 10 to 12 years old were the most common ages to receive a smartphone for the first time. However, smartphones intelligence comes along with internet connection which will harm children. GSMA has reported in 2014, 71% of all children surveyed who used smartphones access the internet on their smartphones. At age 12, more than 50% of European children surveyed access the mobile internet while 26% of those in Japan. In this term paper, we are focusing on children below 13 years old who are easily influenced by the harmful effect of the smartphones as they received for the first time. In part of that, there are many harmful effects for children below 13 years old to own a smartphone such as health problem, cyberbullying, and lack of interpersonal …show more content…
The sensuality of children increases because smartphone gives many information and entertainment matter. As smartphone has an interesting user interface and how the light radiates, it addicts the child's brain. According to the Internet addiction research results conducted by the National Information Society Agency in 2013, the risk level of smartphone addiction from children (25.5%), which is higher than the risk level for adults (8.9%) and this level has shown a steep rise each year: 11.4% in 2011, 18.4% in 2012, and 25.5% in 2012 (Korea Information Security Agency, 2013, pp. 117–118). In addition, a recent study by Lebowitz (2016), demonstrates that many people who are utilising the smartphone in the dark were related to more regrettable rest quality, more sleep deprivation, and more side effects that lead to cancer. To prove this stronger, a scientists Dr. Ali (2016) from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom states that that the effects of RF-EMF (radio-recurrence electromagnetic field) radiates from the smartphone will affect children mind. The reproduction of high concentration of blue light, which is especially powerful at smothering melatonin in system body will affect children to stay up longer at night. Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland (a small gland located in the brain) which helps to control our sleep cycle. By disturbing melatonin

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