Negative Effects Of Cell Phones

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The cell phone, perhaps the most important invention of the twenty-first century, revolutionized the way we communicate by making it more mobile. However, even with its accomplishments why has it become so popular in the past few decades. The simple answer is that cell phones have become a near essential part of everyday life, as they allow for parents to instantly communicate with children, connect to the internet a for near infinite amount of knowledge, keep up with people across the world through talk and text, and to entertain the individual when they are feeling bored. However, despite all the good that cell phones can do which makes them so essential there are several effects of this which must be addressed. The effects which will be addressed are distracting the individual, connecting people to the world, and social isolation. The sharp rise in cell phone related crashes in recent years is an effect of increased communication within individuals. In the last decade an epidemic that researchers have been able to observe is that of texting and driving. Texting and driving occurs when someone checks their phone and attempts to send a text. This often results in disastrous consequences as in 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones, which is equivalent to 1.3 million crashes (Texting and Distracted Driving). The increase in communication due to cell phones is largely to blame for these accidents as individuals have a now have a hard time disconnecting,

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