By Geethu Paul , IX , A
Aug. 19, 2011
Mobile phones have become an essential part of our day today life. Teenagers are the majority of mobile phone users in the world. An empirical study about uses and misuses of the mobile phone has highlighted that teenagers are most affected among mobile phone users.
Mobile phones offer an array of facilities and services. No doubt mobile phone is a need of the day, but teenagers get into various evils and difficulties at a very early age. The facilities offered by mobile phones like SMS, MMS, video films, chatting etc are used to a great extent. New studies reveal that excessive use of mobile phones leave teenagers with disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue.
The addiction of teenagers to mobile phones and computers is affecting their education adversely. The students in schools and colleges are using mobile phones extensively. They pay more attention to the facilities offered by these media and concentrate less in classes. They lack interest in studies and divert to unwanted activities with the help of services cell phones. Plagiarism, data storage and answer leakage owe a lot to web and mobile phones.
Mobile phones have become an inevitable part of life today. They lead to higher standards of living. But if misused, it can bring our standard down. Mobile crimes such as misuse and pornography are also increasing among teenagers. Today’s teenagers are forgetting the ethical way of learning. They are only focusing on goals such as passing and honors as the main objective. Other evils which the teenagers face are the health issues connected with prolonged cell phone usage giving rise to diseases like brain cancer, insomnia etc.
The concern of parents to keep in touch with children and their security in society are behind their decision to get them a cell phone irrespective of their advantages and disadvantages.
The evolution and boom of technology cannot be avoided or controlled by us, but what we as teenagers should develop is the human effort to know when and how to use these technologies and when not to. Not only ours but our coming generations may look like dumb individuals who rely too much on gadgets and advancements.
So, friends do you really want to risk the chance of developing brain cancer because you can’t sacrifice the minor inconvenience of using a sage headset or speaker or avoiding cell phones?
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