The Monsters Within Our Classrooms Essay

1376 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
The Monsters within our classrooms.
In 1984 Motorola introduced its first cellphone valued at $3995. This device weighting two pounds with a battery span of 30 minutes and it took about 10 hours to charge. Cellphones back then didn’t have much features, they were only used to make and receive call. They didn’t come with much memory and was only able to store up to 30 telephone numbers. Most people were unable to afford cellphone, and would use letters as a way to communicate with family and friend near and abroad. Families were oriented, kids played outside, and students understood the values of life, family and education without the use of the cell phone, internet, or social media. The use of cellphones in college classrooms is an ongoing debate in many countries today because of the lack of self-discipline/dependency, poor academic grades and self-respect. If students were self-disciplined, banning cellphones would not have been necessary.

Although psychguies.com explains that cell phones allow individuals to have unlimited access to information and to connect with others, there are many harmful and disturbing effects of smartphone dependence. Cell phone addiction, sometimes referred to as problematic mobile phone use, is a behavioral addiction thought to be similar to that of an Internet, gambling, shopping, or video game addiction and can lead to severe impairment or distress in one’s life. Most students are addicted to their cellphones, they become creative and find…

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