Smartphones And Its Effects On Society

911 WordsSep 23, 20154 Pages
Every day of our lives, we watch as technology advances in leaps and bounds, so it was only logical when the cell phone came into existence, it would also be important to develop ways for a phone to be more than just a phone. With the explosion of the internet age people needed a way to bring their computers on the go, one that could fit in the palm of their hand. Whether it be checking emails, updating social networks or even playing games, smartphones seem to do it all. There is however, a dark side to every technological advance to everything that makes our lives more convenient. Smartphones are not only a huge distraction in our lives but are also known to cause health problems in those that use them and even have negative effects on society as a whole. The first and most obvious problem with smartphones is the gigantic distraction they are. They are a distraction to not only the owners of the smartphone, but to everyone around them as well. In the classroom in particular, they are counterproductive to the learning process fostered in the classroom. Sarwar and Soomro (2013) stated that in the classroom setting smartphones can enable students to text, check emails, play games and even watch TV during class preventing them from participating and potentially stop others from doing so as well. It is also referenced that smartphones can be used to cheat during exams due to being able to access information online through one 's phone. Smartphones distraction outside the
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