Negative Effects Of Mobile Phones

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On the third of April 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the world's first mobile phone. Since then, there have been many remarkable and extraordinary advances in the technology surrounding the mobile phone. Today, it is unusual and considered strange to not own a mobile phone. It has become an essential item for people in everyday life. In fact, around half of all mobile phone owners in America have stated that their mobile phone is “something they could not live without,” according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Centre in 2015. Another study showed that nearly eighty percent of American children aged 12 to 17 have mobile phones. In addition to this, teenagers tend to spend 9 hours on their mobile devices per day. The drastic encroachment of mobile phones on young people’s lives is compromising their social skills, and the problem will only get worse. The scourge of excessive mobile phone use is visible all around us. The other night, my parents and I went to Lambs on Richmond, a popular restaurant in my neighbourhood. Being old-fashioned, my parents have imposed a no mobile phone policy during dinner time. They said that dinner time is a time to chat and catch up. A table away from us, a mother and son sat in utter silence. They were glued to their iPhones. The mother was scrolling through her Facebook feed and her son was furiously deleting blocks on his epically immersive Minecraft game. This is not an uncommon scene; according to
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