Cell Phones And Its Effects On Society

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“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we are too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone”, said Seven Spielberg. Everywhere you are no matter what, you will see someone in contact with his or her cell phone. The effects of them cause negative and positive outcomes within our society. Cell phones have influenced society both positive and negative ways regarding teenagers life, social interactions, emergencies & crimes, and health. Cell phones have negatively affected teenager’s life in more than one way. First cell phones are a distraction to the way teenagers drive. “Anytime a teenager’s mind is somewhere other than on the road ahead, their abilities as a driver are dulled” (Peters). As a newer driver, it is harder for teenagers to multitask. The problem of being distracted is it makes worse due to the simple fact of youthful inexperience. “Also the over reaction of driving is more common within teens than adults who have been in situations” (Peters). When teenagers text and drive it increases the number of traffic accidents because it effects their focus of the road. “The traffic accident rates for 16- to 19-year old drivers are higher than those for any other age group” (DMV). “Statistics says 13 percent of drivers age 18-20 involved in car wrecks

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