Cell Phone Addiction Essay

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The world of technology has been rapidly increasing since the 1900s. When the cell phone was invented in the 1970s, nobody could have imagined how far they have come. What was once a luxury item is now an item that is rare to not have. With the widespread usage of cell phones comes the problem of addiction. The issue has become so bad scientists have keyed the term “nomophobia” as the fear of being out of reach of your mobile cell phone and the Internet. The world has slowly became more of an online world. Shopping, socializing and work are all made easier by the Internet and cell phones. This means shoppers do not have to leave the comfort of their home to actually go out and take care of issues on their own. With children being…show more content…
This loneliness the students face can lead to “problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions”(Puri 997) which can impair their overall academic performance. Focusing in classes is a very important role in passing the class. There are many symptoms of depression and loneliness in students,“ Irritation, anxiety and finally aggression are also side effects” (Puri 997). When the students needs of attention are not fulfilled, this can lead to these issues. Depression is another issue that many of these students are dealing with, “Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being” (Puri 997). The overall well being of students is not very high when they are constantly on the Internet. It seems like a lose/lose situation when the students are depressed because they are lonely. They use the Internet in order to avoid being lonely, but then their overuse of the internet is also causes anxiety and depression in the students as well. Students are constantly on the Internet to try and avoid the fact that they are by themselves for the first time in their whole lives. This leads to college students having an increased chance of developing Internet addiction. College students have been found to be more likely to develop Internet and cell phone addiction since they have

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